Aug. 30, 2022
Hay comes in a variety of types, shapes, and prices. It’s relatively easy to count bales and determine tonnage for inventory purposes...

Aug. 23, 2022
One of biggest advantages of large round bales is that they can be stored outside with minimal dry matter losses. One of the biggest disadvantages is that they can be stored outside...

Aug. 23, 2022
The benefits of alfalfa as a feedstuff, soil enhancer, and nitrogen contributor are well known here on Earth. Someday, some of those same benefits may be leveraged on Mars...

Aug. 16, 2022
Throughout Northern U.S. dairy regions, forage harvester hay heads will soon be replaced with those of a corn silage ilk, and processor rolls will be cranked down...

Aug. 16, 2022
Describing an alfalfa field beyond “It looks good” or “It looks bad” has never been easy...

Aug. 10, 2022
Reflecting back to fifth-grade science class, you might recall that the Earth rotates on an axis of about 23.5 degrees. We live on a planet that is just a little off kilter, so to speak...

Aug. 10, 2022
Brian Mumm seeded down more than his usual number of alfalfa acres this year. He didn’t need to because he also raises 3,800 acres of high-value row crops with his father, Paul...

Aug. 9, 2022
No dairy farm looks the same. The same can be said for their perennial forage fields, most notably those with alfalfa...

Aug. 2, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic shut down world economies for extended periods and continues to have a long tail. Ramping back up hasn’t been easy as evidenced by production challenges of goods and services...

July 26, 2022
Widespread conversion of pasture acres to alfalfa is never going to occur, nor should it. It’s not uncommon to see alfalfa as a component of a pasture mix or, in some cases, a primary grazing species...