Dec. 14, 2021
Photo: Wayne Coblentz, USDA-ARSIn a recent social media post, a beef producer was bragging about the fact that his cows were loving some hay that was put up too wet. “It got hotter than it should ha...

Dec. 7, 2021
Greg Halich is an economist by trade. He puts together full and partial budgets on everything from corn to hay and spends time in the classroom molding younger minds about the intricacies of futures a...

Dec. 7, 2021
Winter annual cereal crops provide beneficial soil cover through the late fall, winter, and spring, but they also are an excellent forage source that can be incorporated into dairy rations...

Nov. 30, 2021
Patience is a virtue for many things in life, and it’s certainly a desirable trait when grazing small grain forages. “Research indicates that forage intake and animal performance is limited w...

Nov. 23, 2021
It was a trifecta of market movers that drove hay prices to record levels in 2021. That trio of factors included drought, economic fallout from the COVID-19 lockdown, and a significant commodity...

Nov. 23, 2021
You can’t starve a profit into a cow. The same can be said for a hayfield, according to Ohio State University Extension Educators Stan Smith and Chris Penrose.As fertilizer prices reach historic hig...

Nov. 16, 2021
Now that mowers and balers are safely tucked away in machine sheds, and the focus shifts to marketing and selling the summer’s bounty. Hay marketing is a business that is built on trust and hon...

Nov. 16, 2021
At some point in the coming weeks, many cow-calf producers will shift cows from pasture to feeding stored bales...

Nov. 10, 2021
While in high school, I got a job on a dairy farm near our home in northeast Ohio. It was common for farms in that area to have large woodlots, which provided supplemental income...

Nov. 10, 2021
Seeding alfalfa in the spring, with or without a small grain companion crop, remains the popular approach for stand establishment in much of the northern United States...