Aug. 30, 2022
Although Labor Day doesn’t mark the official beginning of fall, it’s difficult to classify September as a summer month...


Aug. 10, 2022
The list of components in a dairy cow’s ration includes forages, nonfiber carbohydrate feeds (grains and by-products), rumen degradable and by-pass proteins, fat, minerals, vitamins, and other feed...


Aug. 9, 2022
No dairy farm looks the same. The same can be said for their perennial forage fields, most notably those with alfalfa...


Aug. 2, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic shut down world economies for extended periods and continues to have a long tail. Ramping back up hasn’t been easy as evidenced by production challenges of goods and services...


June 28, 2022
There are several situations when the ability to seed alfalfa after a killed alfalfa crop might be the desired play. It certainly would be a “go-to” practice for many commercial alfalfa growers...


May 24, 2022
Plant maturity is often cited as the primary driver of forage quality. Make no mistake — it is...


May 10, 2022
I just returned from south central Missouri where repeated heavy rains have left hayfields and pastures in a bog-like condition...


April 25, 2022
Decade ago, genetically modified (GM) alfalfa was commercialized. The occurrence of feral alfalfa populations along roadsides and in natural habitats is widely recognized...


April 19, 2022
One chance per year. That’s all you get. There are no do-overs — no country club mulligans. That one chance refers to the proper timing of making first-cut alfalfa, and given the price of other commodities, the stakes are at an all-time high this year...


March 22, 2022
It’s been well-documented that alfalfa yields have not improved at the rates seen in other agronomic crops over the past 50 years...