Jan. 12, 2021
It's now been five years that alfalfa varieties with the HarvXtra trait have graced the pages of seed company brochures...

Jan. 12, 2021
Prudent farm managers generally don’t blindly cut expenses during challenging economic times; rather, they look for those places where eliminating costs will have little or no impact on crop yield...

Jan. 12, 2021
From left to right, Ash Alt (Massey Ferguson), Lisa Baxter (University of Georgia), Leanne Dillard (Auburn University), and Marcelo Wallau (University of Florida).An alfalfa hay sample outdistanced 37...

Jan. 5, 2021
Hay markets have been pretty boring for about the past year and a half. That’s not to say there haven’t been events that impacted markets locally or regionally, it’s just that the big picture ha...

Jan. 5, 2021
There are many reasons why new forage seedings sometimes fail. Too much or too little moisture is always a concern, but moisture is beyond our control unless irrigation is in play. Perhaps topping the...

Jan. 5, 2021
The average price of U.S. alfalfa hay in November was pegged at $167 per ton, $4 per ton lower than October and $2 per ton below one year ago. The latest USDA Agricultural Prices report pegged other h...

Dec. 29, 2020
This past year was a roller coaster of highs and lows on so many levels. Just in case reading eHay Weekly wasn’t front and center on your “to do” list every Tuesday morning, here’s a chance to...

Dec. 29, 2020
Millions of tons of hay now rest in storage. The quality of this hay will range from the near equivalent of cordwood to leafy rocket fuel. What we know for sure is that forage quality during stor...

Dec. 22, 2020
As much as farmers like to complain about the cost of hay equipment, few forage producers don’t enjoy looking at or reading about the equipment needed to get hay and silage into storage. I can tell...

Dec. 22, 2020
Developing high-performance replacement heifers for any beef cow herd is an important enterprise, but one that is often neglected. Heifers don’t make the operator money until their first calf is sol...