July 24, 2018
Ask any producer what accounts for most of the costs of production for their operation and they will answer, “It’s the feed.” Because of that, livestock producers are always on the lookout for opportunities to...

July 17, 2018
A growing number of beef and dairy producers are using summer annuals to boost available forage during midsummer...

July 17, 2018
Feeding corn silage to finishing cattle is not a foreign concept in the beef industry. In fact, most feedyards’ finishing rations include 5 to 15 percent corn silage for roughage...

July 10, 2018
Recently, there has been interest in the dairy industry of lengthening the theoretical length of cut (TLOC) of corn silage from its industry standard of 19 millimeters (mm) to a longer 26 mm cut (movi...

July 10, 2018
While portions of the country are experiencing drought conditions, it seems like many others are faced with flooding problems...

July 3, 2018
With its drought, low soil pH, and high stocking density tolerance, tall fescue is the forage of choice in many pastures. While it may come off as a “super grass,” tall fescue can cause major heal...

July 3, 2018
It’s that time of year once again. Wheat harvest has started to make its way across much of the United States. But once that wheat is harvested, how does the land get utilized?With plenty of growing...

June 26, 2018
All forage loses dry matter and forage quality after it is cut. It is a fact of life. But the amount of loss is greatly influenced by subsequent practices.Dan Undersander, retired forage agronomist an...

June 26, 2018
Count Missouri among those states experiencing drought conditions, and beef producers there are being forced to make decisions about their cattle and grazing forages.Craig Roberts, professor and exten...

June 19, 2018
Within the United States, only 10 percent of alfalfa stands are seeded with a forage grass. “That’s hard for us in the Northeast to believe because in the Northeast about 85 percent of the alfalf...