Nov. 1, 2022
Photo: University of FloridaConventional feeding systems involve not only the cost of the feed but also a considerable investment in labor and equipment. To lower these costs, researchers at the Unive...

Oct. 25, 2022
Pasture productivity ebbs and flows from year-to-year and even within a growing season. That’s normal.What isn’t normal is when the productivity trendline continues in a downward spiral over a per...

Oct. 25, 2022
Many forage growers prefer to establish new alfalfa and/or grass seedings in the late summer rather than early spring. Fall conditions are generally ideal for seedling development and forage growth. F...

Oct. 18, 2022
Let’s be honest: Alfalfa has taken somewhat of a hit over the past 20 years. It’s enough to break an alfalfa guy or girl’s heart. Since 2005, there has been about a 30% drop off in harveste...

Oct. 18, 2022
Cornstalks feed a lot of U.S. cattle during the fall and winter. Mostly, stalks are grazed, but that isn’t possible for every field or producer, and many areas this year are in short supply of forag...

Oct. 18, 2022
The 18th year of the Southeastern Hay Contest climaxed this morning when a hay producer from Climax, N.C., was named the grand prize winner at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga. After th...

Oct. 11, 2022
Being an early adopter is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it’s possible to gain a competitive advantage; on the other hand, mistakes need to be made in real time as there is little experience...

Oct. 11, 2022
A total of 300 samples from 19 different states comprised the field of entries for this year’s 39th World Forage Analysis Superbowl...

Oct. 4, 2022
Frost arrived in some Northern states last week, and it won’t be far behind for others...

Oct. 4, 2022
Cornstalk grazing is a tried-and-true approach to wintering cattle in many parts of the United States. What the combine leaves behind can be an economical source of forage with some added...