Nov. 21, 2017
We are now in the epicenter of the seed-buying season, which seems to move earlier with each passing year. I’ve always found it interesting the reasons why farmers buy the seeds they do...

Nov. 15, 2017
Using a front-end loader, Ray lifted the two tires filled with concrete into the back of his two-wheel drive pickup truck. This would help with traction while pulling the forage wagon uphill...

Nov. 14, 2017
It should be pretty easy — weigh the bales and then buy or sell the bales based on that weight. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, large rounds are often sold by the bale based on the buyer or...

Nov. 7, 2017
In last week’s edition of eHay Weekly, I discussed the dual opinions invoked by reed canarygrass. This week, let’s take a look at another grass that garners mixed opinions: johnsongrass...

Nov. 7, 2017
Fall and winter grazing of corn residues often leads to concerns regarding soil compaction and other detriments to a soil’s productive capacity. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has completed exte...

Oct. 31, 2017
University of WisconsinPerhaps no forage species is as perplexing and invokes such a wide range of emotions or adjectives as reed canarygrass. I learned this lesson early in my former extension s...

Oct. 24, 2017
I have known Dave Combs, a dairy nutritionist with the University of Wisconsin, for many years. Whenever I called and struck up a conversation about forage quality, I knew there would be a 50:50 chanc...

Oct. 17, 2017
Matt Winkelbaer, Jason Leadingham, Donald Merchant, Doug DeGroff, Victor Cante Reynoso, Andrew Wheeler, Al Kruse, Nick Schreiner These are just a few of the names of people who have been killed or seriously injured...

Oct. 10, 2017
“As alfalfa producers, we’re really harvesting leaves and not tonnage,” began Dan Undersander, as he addressed attendees from the Forage Seminar stage at World Dairy Expo last week. The recently...

Oct. 3, 2017
“We are very different than most other places in the United States.”That was the assessment of Jerry Cherney, a forage specialist and researcher with Cornell University, as he addressed hay produc...