Oct. 13, 2020
Many times, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. If you don’t sample and test hay, this may happen to you as forages get fed this winter. Knowing what’s in your inventory on the front...

Oct. 6, 2020
Farmers in the southeastern United States are no stranger to fire ants. Even though we know they will make beds anywhere and everywhere, we are still surprised by some of the places that these pests c...

Sept. 29, 2020
Fall is a busy time of year for most farmers, but it is also an important time to pay close attention to your forage enterprise. Marc Sulc, Ohio State University Extension forage specialist, recently...

Sept. 15, 2020
Summer months provide the warm, sunny conditions needed for a great growing season, but without adequate moisture from either precipitation or irrigation, crops can quickly become drought stressed. In...

Sept. 8, 2020
Lots of hard work goes into making quality hay before first cutting is even swathed, so letting storage conditions degrade the quality, and in some cases, the quantity of the hay you worked so hard to make...

Sept. 1, 2020
Corn that has been stunted by a lack of rainfall brings some unique challenges for silage harvest. Dairy nutritionist Bill Wiess states in a recent issue of The Ohio State University Extension’...

Aug. 24, 2020
He wasn't always a farmer. In fact, most of the first half of Jim Munsch’s adult life was pretty far removed from the farm scene, but he has always had a connection with the land and a passion for agriculture...

Aug. 11, 2020
Rush Creek Ranch has the art of raising 7,000 stocker cattle down to a science - a 5-acre science. On their 2,000-acre spread near Viroqua, Wis., Matt and his father, Reid, raise nearly 7,000 sto...

Aug. 11, 2020
A team of forage specialists and researchers recently evaluated experimental populations of perennial ryegrass alongside many other popular species of grazing forages. Their goal was to identify culti...

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...