Nov. 21, 2023
It’s not unusual to find various species of oak trees growing within or along the borders of pastures. In such situations, acorns can easily be found scattered on the ground during this time of year...

Nov. 14, 2023
With haymaking activities ceased on most farms and bales tucked away in sheds or under tarps, attention now turns to machinery maintenance and hay marketing...

Nov. 7, 2023
Unlike doing an article on a specific farm or designated topic, the forage world is my grocery store candy aisle from which to pick topics for this column...

Nov. 7, 2023
Feeding hay during winter is usually not up for debate. How hay is fed can and often should be.When temperatures drop to single digits, feeding hay is not the sort of activity that draws people to enter ag...

Oct. 31, 2023
“A lot of livestock producers like playing with the animals but forget to manage the forage along with them,” began Jeff Lehmkuhler at this year’s Beginning Grazing School held in Versailles, Ky...

Oct. 24, 2023
Water bodies not subject to external forces remain calm and level. This is true of a lake or mud puddle; however, when impacted by forces such as wind, the normally quiescent waters become rough...

Oct. 17, 2023
This was a banner year for johnsongrass in many regions. Most everyone has an opinion about johnsongrass, and those opinions span the spectrum of deep hatred to “wish I had more of it.”...

Oct. 10, 2023
Weather always seems to play the protagonist in forage production systems, regardless of the time of year. During fall, a situation that seems to be occurring with rising frequency is dry weather duri...

Oct. 3, 2023
The calendar has flipped to October, and I’m sure a lot of farmers have already mothballed their hay equipment. I also know there are plenty of farmers who are at least thinking about an extra cutti...

Sept. 27, 2023
AGCO Corporation will introduce the new Hesston by Massey Ferguson 1 Series round baler at this year’s Farm Progress Show beginning on August 29 in Decatur, Ill...