Nov. 28, 2017
It’s that time of the year when the best in people is usually brought to the forefront. We extend our time and resources to help those in need or simply as a means of “thanks” for those who have...

Nov. 27, 2017
It’s a hard contest.” That’s Chris Baxter’s summary of the World Forage Management Cup competition held each year at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis...

Nov. 27, 2017
There was a time when greenchopping was a common occurrence on many U.S. dairy farms. It was a part of the daily routine to hook up the flail chopper and feeder wagon, make a few rounds in the field...

Nov. 27, 2017
Seeded with alfalfa, grasses offer nutritional benefits and the opportunity to extend stand life.From contacting colleagues in other U.S. regions, Dennis Cherney estimates that alfalfa-grass mixtures...

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...