Nov. 7, 2022
Forages are the main ingredients used in dairy cattle diets. Producing high-quality forages is vital for dairy profitability and sustainability...


Nov. 1, 2022
Due to drought and the lack of forage growth that comes along with it, hay inventories for the upcoming winter will be below normal expectations in many areas of the Midwest and Southern Great P...


Aug. 10, 2022
With high feed costs and areas plagued with drought, cow-calf producers are looking at options like early weaning, early pregnancy diagnosis to market open females sooner...


Aug. 10, 2022
Different reasons exist for growing small grain crops on a dairy farm. Winter annual crops capture nitrogen from the manure applied to the soil, protect the soil from erosion...


April 26, 2022
It’s difficult to separate the animal and forage components of a pasture-based cow-calf system. Forage production and quality have peaks and valleys throughout the year, and the same can be tr...


April 25, 2022
Drought has had a large impact on feed inventories and prices, causing many operations to assess and reduce feed costs...


April 25, 2022
How much feed is left behind in the feedbunk? Is it mostly forage? Is it 1 or 2 pounds per head? What did that forage cost?...


April 25, 2022
Over the past 30 years, alfalfa has lost market share to corn silage in dairy cow diet formulations. Multiple reasons have been cited for this shift, including lower alfalfa yields, winterkill risk...


March 10, 2022
Performance of grazing animals is primarily affected by forage quality, the animal’s ability to select plant parts, and forage intake...


March 10, 2022
As dairy farms utilize more spring-harvested winter cereal forages, cocktail forage mixes are often on the list of options of what to plant next...