Feb. 7, 2017
The value of legumes in pastures is well documented, and we’re now moving into the frost-seeding season. Frost seeding is a tried and tested method to introduce or maintain legumes in existing grass...


Feb. 7, 2017
In the South, ryegrass quickly turns from winter grazing savior to competitive Satan for warm-season grasses. That time is quickly approaching, and advanced control planning is in order to get those w...


Jan. 31, 2017
Snow and ice storms are often a part of life for cattle grazing winter pastures in northern states. For their owners, it means making those cattle as comfortable as possible and ensuring adequate nutr...


Jan. 31, 2017
Problems with toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue usually come front and center in the heat of summer when cattle body temperatures rise and blood flow is reduced.Severe cold temperatures can also be...


Jan. 24, 2017
Most cattle tend to graze in valleys and congregate by creeks, leading to overgrazing in riparian areas and letting quality forage on hillsides go to waste.However, some cattle are different, preferri...


Jan. 24, 2017
In last week’s eHay Weekly we took a look at the big picture from USDA’s 2016 Crop Production Annual Summary. From that same report, here’s a list of the top five states as they ranked for acrea...


Jan. 17, 2017
Water shortages in the West have prompted farmers and researchers to explore strategies that will cut water usage while at the same time maintaining profitable alfalfa yields. According to Dan Putnam...


Jan. 17, 2017
Some years things just don’ t go according to how they get drawn up in the pasture playbook.That was the case in Arkansas where the fall was not favorable for generating fall and winter pasture grow...


Jan. 10, 2017
Forage sorghum, usually thought of as a Southern crop, has gained traction in the North during recent years. On some dairy farms, it’s being used for both heifer and/or milking cow feed.Forage sorgh...


Jan. 10, 2017
With milk, beef, and hay prices being on the south side of desired for sellers of those commodities in 2016, one tidbit of good news on the input side of the ledger can be found in fertilizer prices.I...