Hoard's Dairyman Farm
A call to triticale
Sept. 25, 2018
As far as winter annual cereal forages are concerned, rye has ruled the roost for many years as a crop that fits nicely after corn silage harvest in Northern regions...
Sorghum shows promise in the North
Jan. 15, 2018
Comparison of forage growth of multi-cut (left) and single-cut (right) harvest sorghum plots in late September...
Capture energy per acre with alternative forages
Nov. 27, 2017
Alternative forages may be profitable, but digestible energy per acre is key to their true value...
Adjust rations for sorghum silage
April 30, 2017
Although corn silage is the predominant forage fed to dairy cows in the United States, sorghum has become an important silage crop as well. This is related to some of its unique characteristics...
Winter cereals held in high esteem
Nov. 6, 2016
Amidst the rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pa., you will find everything from state-of-the-art dairies to picturesque, modest-sized Amish and Mennonite farms...
Sliding into the second seeding season
July 19, 2016
As we rocket past the middle of July and become entrenched in the dog days of summer, let’s not forget that the second forage seeding season will soon commence. Some planning is in order. Alt...
Winter ponderings about winter rye
Dec. 1, 2015
By all accounts, winter rye is in a renaissance. Cover crop craze aside, the rebirth of winter rye appears to be driven more by its utility as a forage crop, especially in the corn silage growing areas of the U.S...
The oat comeback . . . as a fall forage
July 14, 2015
In 1930 there were nearly 40 million acres of oats harvested for grain in the United States. By contrast, the most recent Census of Agriculture reported that the nation's farmers harvested jus...