April 5, 2022
On many farms, silage and haylage are the primary forms of forage harvest and preservation...

March 29, 2022
Custom rate guides are welcomed resources in those states that continue to do the survey legwork; unfortunately, many do not...

March 29, 2022
Ionophores such as monensin have been a part of the beef production landscape for nearly 50 years. Their value as a performance enhancer in finishing cattle is well documented...

March 22, 2022
It’s been well-documented that alfalfa yields have not improved at the rates seen in other agronomic crops over the past 50 years...

March 22, 2022
In the Southern Great Plains, winter wheat is a staple grazing forage in the fall and spring. For some producers, wheat serves as a bridge to perennial pastures while others will use the wheat crop as forage and grain...

March 15, 2022
Just as roast beef and mashed potatoes make for a natural combination on dinner plates, corn silage and alfalfa are brought together in most lactating dairy cow rations...

March 15, 2022
When horse power, not horsepower, ruled our farm fields, we were a nation of oat growers. Those days have long passed, but the utility of oats still remains as a forage crop, and not just to fee...

March 10, 2022
Everyone can define their youth by a decade, and mine was the 1960s. For perspective, movies set within those 10 years span “The Sandlot” to “Easy Rider” to “Good Morning, Vietnam.”...

March 8, 2022
Companion: noun; one that accompanies, is closely connected, or serves another. Though often associated with a person, in the alfalfa world, companion is typically associated with a cereal grass crops...

March 8, 2022
Making a livestock diet change is never easy, but perhaps no change is as drastic as moving from dry hay to lush, green forage in the early spring...