Jan. 11, 2022
Ringing in the new year often encourages people to declare resolutions. Cow-calf producers among this group of goal-setters may resolve to enhance livestock production, and to do this they must...

Jan. 4, 2022
Snow isn’t the only thing cattle might be sinking their hooves in this season. Mud may also cover fields when hay is fed in the winter, and it can lead to more than just a mess. Mud can reduce anima...

Dec. 28, 2021
Determining the best way to stockpile forage for winter feeding is a farm-by-farm, and sometimes a field-by-field, decision. It’s no secret what this tactic is, but knowing when to start stockpiling...

Dec. 21, 2021
Photo: Garland Dahlke, Iowa State UniversitySwath grazing can save livestock producers time, labor, and money. This winter feeding strategy involves cutting forage in late fall and raking it into wind...

Dec. 14, 2021
At this point in the year, the temperature has dropped, forage production has slowed, and the grazing window is closing. While many producers will rely on large round bales to feed their herd, the str...

Dec. 7, 2021
Calving season can be a stressful time, especially considering the unpredictability of when cows will calve. Keeping an eye on your herd is doable in the daylight, but management becomes more challeng...

Nov. 30, 2021
Photo: Greg Judy Green Pasture Farms in central Missouri comprises many fields that were once idle cropland shrouded with shrubs and trees. It wasn’t until Greg Judy, owner of the farm, took ov...

Nov. 16, 2021
Photo: Paige SmartSustainable intensification is a term used to describe farming practices that maximize yields without harming the environment and without the need to convert additional acres into cr...

Nov. 10, 2021
If you find yourself stuck in a pack of vehicles cruising down State Route 15 near Bryan, Ohio, odds are you’ve just entered Friedel Family Farms territory...

Nov. 10, 2021
Hay producers in Nevada are professional gamblers, but they aren’t sitting at a Blackjack table...