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Hay Pellets - News Tidbits
Poll: Alfalfa Variety Selection
Poll: Forage Quality
Poll: Forage inventory
– – Forage Inventory Results
Poll: Hay rake preference?
– – Hay Rake Survey Results
Poll: Forage-Making Season
– – Forage-Making Season Results
Poll: Time of Alfalfa Cutting
– – Alfalfa-Cutting Time Results
The forage offseason is here
Nov. 16, 2020
Every good baseball or football fan knows that the offseason is when decisions are made that often dictate future success or failure. It’s a time of reckoning and planning...
Do your forages meet trace mineral needs?
Aug. 24, 2020
Thinking about mineral supplementation programs as being similar to insurance can help with determining what program is right for your operation...
Don’t discount the accuracy of NIRS
Aug. 21, 2020
It has been well accepted and established that forage producers should analyze forages to determine nutrient levels and ultimately the quality of the feed...
Does drought stress improve fiber digestibility?
Aug. 21, 2020
I get more milk from my silage.” This is a frequent response from farmers when I ask about the effects of drought stress on corn silage quality...
From flush to slump
May 12, 2020
Spring is officially here. Some beef producers have finished calving while others are just getting started. Regardless, understanding how to match your available forage to your herd’s nutritional needs...
Native prairies offer many uses
April 7, 2020
Are you one of the lucky producers who still has native tall grass prairie?...
Higher forage rations deserve a look
April 6, 2020
Dairy cattle and other ruminants are biologically designed to convert forages and other fibrous feeds into high-quality milk and meat for human consumption...
Not all hay tests are the same
March 30, 2020
As spring begins, it is a good time to look back and evaluate how the winter-feeding program went. Did the cows come through the winter in good condition or were they thinner than desired?...
Unexpected bright spots
Jan. 13, 2020
The 2019 growing and harvest season experience for many farmers was like entering a boxing ring, with one (or two) hands tied behind your back...
A front row view of dairying in Kenya
Sept. 5, 2019
Last June, I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya, Africa. This was my first time in Africa. I traveled mainly from Nairobi to Nakuru...