Nov. 29, 2022
As we flip the calendar from November to December, most harvest equipment is making its way to the machine shed for the season. Without properly winterizing equipment — including inoculant app...

Nov. 15, 2022
Cotton fiber may be the most valuable part of a cotton plant for human use, but cotton stalk residue can be utilized for livestock feed. Grazing cattle on leftover lint, leaves, burrs, and unopened bo...

Nov. 8, 2022
Farmers may be looking for alternative feedstuffs this fall if they are experiencing high hay prices or forage shortages due to drought. Baling soybean residue can be a low-cost solution to thes...

Nov. 7, 2022
There is only a short distance between Pipestone, Minn., and the South Dakota border. This five-minute drive from the city limit sign to the state line is flat and wide with farmland stretching toward...

Nov. 1, 2022
Drought management is an ongoing process that doesn’t have a definite start or end. Drought plans are necessary to prepare before a period of dry weather, and modified grazing techniques are k...

Oct. 25, 2022
Despite alfalfa’s popularity, there are many reasons producers plant and feed alternative forages. Seeding grass species, cover crops, or cocktail mixes may be viable solutions to alfalf...

Oct. 18, 2022
In theory, feeding hay is a sound solution to supplement fall grazing or provide animals with winter feed. Timely harvests can result in high-quality forage, and proper baling and storage preserves nu...

Oct. 11, 2022
Alfalfa and corn silage are a dynamic duo in dairy cattle diets because of their complementary components; however, these forage crops have demonstrated opposite production trendlines...

Oct. 4, 2022
Cutting forage at an optimum quality remains the primary challenge for haymakers. Following closely behind is the challenge of baling hay at the proper moisture content...

Sept. 27, 2022
Now that fall is upon us, it is time to plan for winter feeding. Producers who transition from grazing livestock to feeding hay must be equipped with enough bales at optimal forage quality...