Aug. 4, 2020
Using so-called cover crops as a forage resource is an ongoing trend in many U.S. regions, but there are some risks to consider when grazing those crops. University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Beef...

Aug. 4, 2020
Proper fermentation begins with harvesting at the correct moisture level. However, hitting that moisture sweet spot can be a challenge, according to Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin Extension corn a...

July 28, 2020
Photo: Colorado State UniversityAs if it isn’t enough that we have to worry about the blistering heat, now we need to worry about blister beetles — for many reasons, too. Patrick Wagner, an entomo...

July 28, 2020
During the first session of the Silage for Beef Cattle Conference, which is sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, and Iowa State University (ISU) Ext...

July 21, 2020
University of Maryland Extension Pasture and Forage Specialist Amanda Grev advises, “The end of summer will be here before we know it, and now is the time to be thinking ahead about plans for pastur...

July 21, 2020
A common practice for hunters is to transition wooded areas into palatable food plots for wildlife; silvopastoral systems are based on the same idea. Dirk Philipp, University of Arkansas associate pro...

July 14, 2020
Growing up on a farm raising 4-H livestock projects, my family and local extension agents always told me if I wouldn’t drink the water in the troughs, I shouldn’t expect the livestock to drink it...

July 14, 2020
In recent weeks, much of the U.S. has experienced high temperatures with little relief from rainfall. David Barker with The Ohio State University states, “Although the experts don’t all agree if t...

July 7, 2020
Methane accounts for only 10% of the greenhouse gases emitted in the United States. Of that, only 3.8% originate from enteric fermentation of dairy cattle. Still, the industry is under pressure to kee...

July 7, 2020
As a warm-season grass, pearl millet is given its due credit for producing ample amounts of high-quality forage when other cool-season species are not, but it is often underutilized on cow-calf operations. The summer annual can be used for hay or silage, but Mark Mauldin, an extension educator in Calhoun County, Fla., addresses its qualities as a grazing forage in the University of Florida Extension’s Panhandle Ag e-News.“There are periods in a mature cow’s production...