Aug. 17, 2021
The dog days of summer have a connotation of laziness and lethargy. This is not the case, though, when it comes to bacteria production...


Aug. 10, 2021
Hearing the buzz of flies is annoying to people, and cattle think so, too. But these insects can be more than just a nuisance...


Aug. 10, 2021
No matter how silage is stored, silage leachate can be a concern. It’s high biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), low pH, and high reducing potential can threaten the environment...


Aug. 3, 2021
This year, many parts of the country have been stuck at one end of the moisture spectrum or the other. Some areas are parched while others are soggy, and neither condition has been ideal for grazing...


Aug. 3, 2021
When producers harvest alfalfa, they are removing more from the field than just their crop. The cut forage also contains nutrients that a short time earlier were in the soil...


July 27, 2021
As July rounds the home turn for the stretch run, forage plants begin to shift into a different gear. Producers might want to consider doing the same, especially those looking to bolster stored...


July 27, 2021
There’s something about the feeling of a freshly made bed. Livestock can attest to this, too, but their version looks more like a new layer of straw. Even though straw is supposed to keep animals co...


July 20, 2021
The Willamette Valley in Oregon is the epicenter for grass seed production...


July 20, 2021
Repairing a pasture is comparable to repairing a home, minus the hammer and nails. There is a spectrum of work that can be done, ranging from rejuvenation to renovation...


July 13, 2021
When forage production is at a standstill because of the summer heat or winter cold, large round bales can be utilized as feed...