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...

Dec. 22, 2020
At some point every winter or spring, feeding hay to pastured cattle is going to result in the creation of mud. Mud can have a profound impact on animal stress and productivity, according to Jere...

Dec. 15, 2020
Seeding grass along with alfalfa has always been standard operating procedure in some areas of the U.S., including the Northeast. Although it’s less common to see in other regions, the popularity of...

Dec. 15, 2020
It’s common knowledge: Headlands look worse and yield lower than the interior sections of most fields because of excessive field traffic, greater pest pressure, and tree lines that block sunlight an...

Dec. 8, 2020
In checking his list, we have it on good authority that Santa gave forage producers and their crops high marks in 2020.Thinking back about six months ago, we were given the news that May 1 hay invento...