Dec. 31, 2019
Natalie Shaw was working as the equine specialist for a major livestock nutrition company when she asked Steve Fransen what needed to be done to boost the supply of available teff grass hay for horse...

Dec. 24, 2019
Let’s start with this: Depending on where you’re driving down the road, the vast majority of bales you see sitting in the field or in barns will either be of the large round or large square vintage...

Dec. 17, 2019
In 1986, Carl Hoveland, former University of Georgia extension forage specialist, wrote, “The greatest opportunity for improving profitability in Southeastern beef production lies in stockering wean...

Dec. 10, 2019
Pressure on hay prices during 2019 came from all angles, according to Josh Callen, coauthor of The Hoyt Report. Callen recently spoke to the over 400 attendees at the Western Alfalfa & Forage Symp...

Dec. 3, 2019
The average U.S. alfalfa hay price during October dropped $2 per ton after going up by that same amount in September.The latest USDA Agricultural Prices report pegged alfalfa at $179 per ton, which wa...

Dec. 3, 2019
It’s here. No, I’m not talking about the traditional holiday season. Rather, I’m referring to the epicenter of the seed-buying season. Let’s face it, late-year seed purchases help ensure that...

Nov. 27, 2019
Nestled in the Marble Mountains of northern California lies the Scott Valley. At the valley’s northern tip, you’ll find the small community of Fort Jones...

Nov. 26, 2019
If you grow alfalfa, and if you grow corn for silage or grain, not taking advantage of the nitrogen provided by a terminated alfalfa crop is like flipping dollar bills into the toilet.Apparently, this...

Nov. 25, 2019
A favorite movie of mine is the 1991 flick “City Slickers,” which starred the likes of Billy Crystal (Mitch) and Jack Palance (Curly)...

Nov. 19, 2019
I found myself sitting in a pasture, camera in hand, amongst a group of very docile Angus heifers at the East Tennessee Research and Education Center a few miles south of Knoxville...