April 7, 2020
Uncovered hay that is stored outside will lose both dry matter and nutrients. How much do these losses amount to? Research conducted by the University of Georgia (UGA) shows that up to 60 pe...

April 6, 2020
sitting in a rocker on a wrap-around porch, I found myself staring out at hilly, green pastures split by a gravel road that runs into a wooded area...

March 31, 2020
As spring approaches with warmer temperatures and grass growth, the risk for grass tetany in cattle accelerates. Grass tetany is a metabolic disorder that occurs when blood magnesium concentrations ar...

March 24, 2020
Hay harvesting is around the corner and with that comes the question of what is the most cost effective and efficient storage option. Baleage involves additional costs, but producers across the countr...

March 17, 2020
Net wrap is widely used as a hay binding material, but it does come with its disadvantages. Unwrapping a bale is time consuming and sometimes frustrating. Labor is a valuable resource so producers are...

March 13, 2020
At 31,000 feet above the flat farmland of northeast Colorado, the view offers hundreds of bright green pivot irrigation circles...

March 10, 2020
There are numerous rules people follow to make grazing decisions. Keith Harmoney, an extension range scientist with Kansas State University, recently expanded on a few of these rules in the March issu...

March 3, 2020
Even with all of the economic and environmental advantages of producing alfalfa, sometimes winter injury or death can prematurely terminate hardy perennial alfalfa stands. About this time every year...

Feb. 25, 2020
Photo: Noble Research Institute Cool-season annual grasses are used by producers across the Great Plains, but the forage comes with several downsides. Some of the concerns include delayed plantin...

Feb. 18, 2020
Double cropping annual forages is a good way to boost profits and provide extra pasture for livestock. However, it takes some planning, timely operations, and adequate rainfall at the right time.Bruce...