Oct. 16, 2018
Drying forage in the fall is often difficult as the days shorten and temperatures cool. If there’s still hay to make, baleage may be a good alternative to dry hay. “Wrapping wet bales for baleage...

Oct. 9, 2018
It’s no secret that corn silage has changed over the years. It has not only evolved from a feedstuff used primarily for heifers and dry cows to a major and key component of milking cow rations, but...

Oct. 2, 2018
One of the largest expenses for cattle producers is feeding cattle during the winter. When purchasing hay and supplements to accommodate energy needs, the costs add up. According to Ray Hicks, Screve...

Sept. 25, 2018
Some producers are still feeling the effects of a poor growing season and are scrambling to find affordable forage options for winter feed...

Sept. 18, 2018
Purchasing hay, as simple as it seems, can be rather tricky. Knowing what and how much you need as well as trying to compare multiple feedstuffs on a level playing field can sometimes make hay buying...

Sept. 11, 2018
Photo: Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAs we transition into fall, many producers’ thoughts turn to fall and winter forage options for sustaining cattle production. While the most common thought is to feed baled hay, it tends to be costly. Grazing stockpiled forages is also a logical and viable choice, but there is an additional practice to keep in mind. Aaron Berger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) extension educator, offers windrow grazing, or swath grazing...

Sept. 4, 2018
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Sept. 4, 2018
The cost of feed is the highest expense on any operation, specifically when winter feeding. Producers typically utilize hay to meet cattle’s nutritional requirements during the winter, but producing hay with a high enough forage quality to meet those needs proves to be a challenge...

Aug. 28, 2018
Unfavorable growing conditions in some regions have led to a shortage of stockpiled forages as a winter-feed source. This has put beef producers in an unfavorable situation. For producers who are cons...

Aug. 15, 2018
Like stepping into a perfect picture, the herd of Holsteins grazed peacefully out on the pasture. A stone-based barn stood as the farmstead centerpiece...