Aug. 13, 2019
Cover crops protect soil and water quality and often provide a valuable source of livestock feed. However, not much research has been done regarding the value and viability of using cover crops for fo...

Aug. 13, 2019
Alfalfa and corn balance one another out in forage systems across the Midwest and Northeast. When both are included in diets, their complementary nutritional components can be incredibly beneficial to...

Aug. 6, 2019
With all the misconceptions and confusion surrounding cutting heights, many homeowners and haymakers are likely cutting their grass too short. When cut at a lower than ideal height, grasses activate s...

Aug. 6, 2019
Alfalfa removes large amounts of potassium (K) from the soil. Soil potassium levels impact plant health and can improve the ability of alfalfa to overwinter. If there is too little potassium, the stan...

July 30, 2019
In the Midwest, hay supplies are already running short and many fields saw damage to forage quality from excessive rains or flooding. Regardless of current conditions and lacking inventories, horse ow...

July 23, 2019
Photo credit: Dennis Hancock, UGAOverseeding annual crops into perennial pastures can be a helpful practice that extends the grazing season and improves the overall quality of forage. There are differ...

July 16, 2019
Making and using ditch hay to feed cattle can be a good way to combat a feed shortage. It’s a common practice across the U.S., but balancing beef diets around it can be a challenge. In most cases...

July 9, 2019
This year’s weather has been far from cooperative. Many fields are flooded, and even if the rain stops, meadows and fields will see severe damage from the standing water. Overall, these fields will...

July 9, 2019
Don’t be surprised if you find friendly fish swimming around pasture water tanks on some farms. As crazy as it may seem, keeping goldfish in water tanks has been reported as a method to keep water c...

July 2, 2019
It’s been a wet growing season — one of the wettest in recent memory — and harvest conditions have been less than ideal. Some first crop alfalfa and small grain silages that have been harvested...