Jan. 2, 2019
When it comes to purchasing hay, not only does the intended consumer of the forage need to be considered, but also nutritive factors that will influence its feeding. In many ways, shopping for hay tha...

Dec. 26, 2018
Winter presents a whole new set of challenges to livestock producers. Not only does Mother Nature grace us with snow, for some of us, but also colder temperatures. We’re not the only ones who feel t...

Dec. 18, 2018
Ruminants are unlike other livestock thanks to their ability to turn fiber into meat and milk. Fiber is the part of the plant that gives it support and rigidity, and it is often quantifi...

Dec. 4, 2018
Photo: USDA A common winter forage option utilized in the Upper Midwest is grazing cornstalks. Whether it be in fields or in round bales, cornstalks provide a resource to maintain cows and reduce...

Nov. 27, 2018
Low-lignin forages are a hot topic in agriculture. With high digestibility and improved milk yield, it’s easy to understand why BMR (brown midrib) corn hybrids and reduced-lignin alfalfa varieties...

Nov. 27, 2018
Winter is, or soon will be, upon us. For producers, this brings winter feeding needs to the forefront. According to Glenn Selk, emeritus extension animal scientist at Oklahoma State University, estima...

Nov. 23, 2018
Upon seeing the first armadillo of the day, I realized my internship had taken me beyond the boundaries of the Upper Midwest...

Nov. 13, 2018
As harvest begins to wind down for the season, winter grazing is starting to ramp up. Many producers are looking to fields of cornstalks as a forage source for their herds. But aside from cornstalks...

Nov. 6, 2018
Forages play a crucial role in equine diets, but variability in nutrient content among species can lead to challenges in diet formulation to meet a horse’s nutritional needs. Protein content is one...

Oct. 30, 2018
If you have experienced issues with tall fescue toxicity in the past, there are some things that can be done this fall to help mitigate future problems, according to Chris Penrose, extension educator...