Nov. 28, 2023
One of the reasons Northern alfalfa producers sometimes like to take a late cutting of alfalfa is to keep that brown, stemmy, overwintered fall regrowth from potentially lowering the quality...

Nov. 28, 2023
Most beef producers don’t realize how much of their production cost is accounted for by hay and feed...

Nov. 27, 2023
Operating any dairy farm isn’t easy, but milking over 1,600 cows brings farm and employee oversight to an even greater level...

Nov. 21, 2023
It’s not unusual to find various species of oak trees growing within or along the borders of pastures. In such situations, acorns can easily be found scattered on the ground during this time of year...

Nov. 14, 2023
With haymaking activities ceased on most farms and bales tucked away in sheds or under tarps, attention now turns to machinery maintenance and hay marketing...

Nov. 7, 2023
Unlike doing an article on a specific farm or designated topic, the forage world is my grocery store candy aisle from which to pick topics for this column...

Nov. 7, 2023
Feeding hay during winter is usually not up for debate. How hay is fed can and often should be.When temperatures drop to single digits, feeding hay is not the sort of activity that draws people to enter ag...

Oct. 31, 2023
“A lot of livestock producers like playing with the animals but forget to manage the forage along with them,” began Jeff Lehmkuhler at this year’s Beginning Grazing School held in Versailles, Ky...

Oct. 24, 2023
Water bodies not subject to external forces remain calm and level. This is true of a lake or mud puddle; however, when impacted by forces such as wind, the normally quiescent waters become rough...

Oct. 17, 2023
This was a banner year for johnsongrass in many regions. Most everyone has an opinion about johnsongrass, and those opinions span the spectrum of deep hatred to “wish I had more of it.”...