Feb. 7, 2022
Dairy farming has accounted for a high proportion of farmland in the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) of California for almost 50 years...


Feb. 7, 2022
Let us join together and wish the corn silage kernel processing score a belated happy 15th birthday! Gonzalo Ferriera and Dave Mertens published the original article...


Dec. 31, 2021
Red clover is a legume forage that may fit some situations as a replacement for alfalfa. This forage can grow on soils not well suited for alfalfa...


Nov. 10, 2021
Feed conversion ratio (FCR or G:F) is the traditional measure of feed efficiency and feedlot performance. This trait is defined as the ratio between the animal’s gain and feed inputs...


Aug. 19, 2021
Reading about small grains for silage in the middle of the summer might seem untimely; however, a post-season evaluation of small grains for silage is always good for adjusting future management...


July 27, 2021
Extremely dry conditions across parts of the country are forcing many cattle producers to make tough culling decisions due to a lack of feed available for their herds. When developing criteria for cul...


April 27, 2021
with skyrocketing protein costs following a challenged growing season in South America, forage protein value is under the microscope...


April 26, 2021
Forages and grazing programs serve as the foundation of most cow-calf operations; thus, sound grazing strategies and forage management practices are vital for operational success...


Feb. 19, 2021
As an extension economist for the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky and also someone who has been finishing cattle for the past nine years on my own farm, I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of farmers...


Jan. 22, 2021
Fiber provides bulk to diets — it’s the most important factor to account for when evaluating forages and developing dairy or beef diets...