Oct. 31, 2017
University of WisconsinPerhaps no forage species is as perplexing and invokes such a wide range of emotions or adjectives as reed canarygrass. I learned this lesson early in my former extension s...

Oct. 24, 2017
I have known Dave Combs, a dairy nutritionist with the University of Wisconsin, for many years. Whenever I called and struck up a conversation about forage quality, I knew there would be a 50:50 chanc...

Oct. 17, 2017
Matt Winkelbaer, Jason Leadingham, Donald Merchant, Doug DeGroff, Victor Cante Reynoso, Andrew Wheeler, Al Kruse, Nick Schreiner These are just a few of the names of people who have been killed or seriously injured...

Oct. 10, 2017
“As alfalfa producers, we’re really harvesting leaves and not tonnage,” began Dan Undersander, as he addressed attendees from the Forage Seminar stage at World Dairy Expo last week. The recently...

Oct. 3, 2017
“We are very different than most other places in the United States.”That was the assessment of Jerry Cherney, a forage specialist and researcher with Cornell University, as he addressed hay produc...

Sept. 26, 2017
“C’mon out and see how great my cattle and pastures look.”“That’s not a call I typically get,” said Lawton Stewart, a beef cattle nutrition specialist with the University of Georgia. “Mo...

Sept. 19, 2017
Farmers and ranchers have a reputation of always talking and complaining about current weather conditions in the same way that police officers get hung with the notoriety of consuming donuts like they...

Sept. 12, 2017
Orchardgrass is grown widely across the United States where adequate moisture and moderate temperatures exist. Though not the most winter hardy, orchardgrass has for years been a staple pasture and ha...

Sept. 5, 2017
“If it’s marketed as reduced lignin, that means there must be something good about less lignin ... right?” asked Mark Sulc, as he addressed attendees at Michigan State’s Ag Innovation Day even...

Aug. 31, 2017
It’s a new day as farmers and ranchers are in the midst of a value-added revolution. What is most impressive is the sheer number of ways this is happening...