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...

Aug. 14, 2018
Around this time of year, producers start planting an assortment of annual forages and cover crops for fall forage. It’s a common practice that provides fall and even spring grazing options...

Aug. 14, 2018
For some producers, a combination of events this spring has lead to an over abundance of grass in pastures. Adequate rainfall, ideal temperatures, and plenty of sunshine lead to grasses growing too tall and too quickly for cattle to graze...

Aug. 7, 2018
Protein continues to be an expensive, yet critical component of a dairy cow’s diet. That situation isn’t likely to change...

Aug. 7, 2018
It’s no secret that forages play a key role in dairy rations. Coincidentally, one way to reduce the cost of a ration is to include more forage...

July 31, 2018
It’s a scenario that many are all too familiar with. You get a cutting of hay down and Mother Nature decides to grace the earth with rain...

July 31, 2018
We are in the midst of haying season. Hay is cut, bales are made, and now it’s time to store them for future use...