Sept. 21, 2021
Laboratory forage analyses are like resumes. Despite a lack of job experience and list of skills, these test results promote crops as qualified candidates for livestock consumption and future performance...

Sept. 14, 2021
Rotating a field from one crop to another can promote better yields and elevate levels of nutrients in the soil for future production...

Sept. 7, 2021
If the silage storage process were a movie, oxygen would be cast as the evil villain. This gas can infiltrate covered silage and sabotage the amount of dry matter available at feed out...

Aug. 31, 2021
As the seasons will soon begin to change, so will grazing management for many operations. Instead of continuing to rotate livestock on every paddock, producers may decide to reserve some of their acres for stockpiling forage...

Aug. 24, 2021
In states where livestock graze on tall fescue, grass might not be the only thing on the menu. These cattle also consume fungal endophytes that live between plant cell walls, and sometimes they can be toxic...

Aug. 19, 2021
While I have stepped onto many pastures before, I have only ever set foot on a golf course once...

Aug. 17, 2021
Planting clover in mixed grazing systems has many benefits, such as adding nutritional value to livestock diets, reducing the effects of toxic endophytes in fescue, and fixing nitrogen in the soil...

Aug. 17, 2021
The dog days of summer have a connotation of laziness and lethargy. This is not the case, though, when it comes to bacteria production...

Aug. 10, 2021
Hearing the buzz of flies is annoying to people, and cattle think so, too. But these insects can be more than just a nuisance...

Aug. 10, 2021
No matter how silage is stored, silage leachate can be a concern. It’s high biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), low pH, and high reducing potential can threaten the environment...