Aug. 30, 2016
In virtually all walks of life, we’ve become a society that wants information and wants it now. Waiting is often an option only if there are no other alternatives. Farmers are no different.Last fall...

Aug. 23, 2016
Round bales may just be too convenient.That’s the premise set forth by Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University extension livestock marketing specialist. “Hay production per beef cow has more than...

Aug. 23, 2016
“With many drought-stressed crops harvested early, this may be an ideal year to plant winter triticale to bolster forage supplies,” says Tom Kilcer, a crop consultant and researcher based in...

Aug. 23, 2016
The death of a Wisconsin dairy farmer this past week is a grim reminder that farms provide for a dangerous work environment. Sometimes one with unsuspecting hazards.The young dairy farmer was ov...

Aug. 16, 2016
Butterflies in alfalfa fields may be free and make for a good photo opportunity, but they also can indicate future alfalfa worm-feeding issues. That’s the warning coming out of Central California wh...

Aug. 16, 2016
Through the years, farmers have devised any number of methods to estimate the moisture of cut forage in an attempt to hit the optimum harvest mark...

Aug. 9, 2016
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln If you’re in the business of harvesting forage with machines of the h...

Aug. 2, 2016
Let’s make this easy — use RFQ, not RFV. You can stop here, or continue to read on. The relative forage quality (RFQ) metric for indexing forage nutritive value has now been around for over 15 ye...

July 26, 2016
That was the response I got not too long ago as I called to confirm a morning farm visit.The hay grower had cut early to capture the quality premiums that go along with Supreme quality hay in today’...

July 19, 2016
As we rocket past the middle of July and become entrenched in the dog days of summer, let’s not forget that the second forage seeding season will soon commence. Some planning is in order. Alt...