Dec. 10, 2019
Heading into winter, when is the right time to take horses off pasture, or can horses be kept on pasture throughout the winter months?Proponents of winter grazing cite wild horses that remain on pastu...

Nov. 26, 2019
Ash in forages is the combination of minerals contained within the plant and soil contamination that is either splashed onto the surface of the plant while in the field or picked up during harvest. Mi...

Nov. 19, 2019
As winter approaches, some producers are questioning if their hay inventories will last until spring. Cornstalks can extend hay inventories, but their use comes with some important considerations.&nbs...

Nov. 12, 2019
As the winter months quickly approach, so does the hay-feeding season for many cow-calf producers. Understanding the factors that impact cow hay consumption is key to ensuring an operation has adequat...

Nov. 5, 2019
Winter feeding often results in damage to pastures — but taking a few preventative measures will reduce the that damage, mitigate erosion, and encourage better forage growth in the spring.“There i...

Oct. 29, 2019
When corn prices are high, replacing corn with corn silage and distillers grains in finishing diets is an economical option for cattle feeders. The opportunity to maximize quality and harvest the enti...

Oct. 22, 2019
Meeting winter nutritional requirements for the beef herd can be challenging and requires some thought and planning to be done properly and economically. Protein is especially vital for the digestive...

Oct. 15, 2019
Harvest is underway in most of the country and as corn is being harvested, a huge feed resource is being left behind. Cornstalk grazing is an excellent way to extend grazing economically and provide c...

Oct. 8, 2019
Finding the balance between cheap yet healthy and beneficial can tend to be a challenge when creating rations. However, cereal grains can provide different management options to help meet ration objec...

Oct. 1, 2019
Hay is a great option for feed, however, without an effective storage strategy, a significant amount of money and quality will be lost. Economists estimate the total value of hay storage and feeding l...