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March 7, 2017
If winter annual small grains were not planted last fall for spring forage, opportunities are dwindling to produce additional forage for grazing or hay. One option that remains for quick developing fo...

Feb. 28, 2017
Fertilizing cool-season forages and some winter annuals like rye and wheat early in the spring promotes advanced growth and allows hay feeding to end prematurely.According to Dirk Philipp, associate p...

Feb. 21, 2017
Cool-season annual forage crops are grown throughout the South to minimize the amount of stored forage that needs to be fed. To extend the grazing season, small grain cereal grasses such as rye...

Feb. 15, 2017
Ron Tombaugh’s entrepreneurial nature helped him successfully integrate a haying and trucking business. In Streator, Ill., the epicenter of corn and soybean country, Tombaugh bought his first round baler...

Feb. 14, 2017
Aboveground water systems are an efficient tool for delivering water from reliable sources to pastures.“Recently, there have been some changes in manufacturing and suppliers that are worthy to note...

Feb. 7, 2017
The value of legumes in pastures is well documented, and we’re now moving into the frost-seeding season. Frost seeding is a tried and tested method to introduce or maintain legumes in existing grass...

Jan. 31, 2017
Snow and ice storms are often a part of life for cattle grazing winter pastures in northern states. For their owners, it means making those cattle as comfortable as possible and ensuring adequate nutr...

Jan. 24, 2017
Most cattle tend to graze in valleys and congregate by creeks, leading to overgrazing in riparian areas and letting quality forage on hillsides go to waste.However, some cattle are different, preferri...

Jan. 17, 2017
Some years things just don’ t go according to how they get drawn up in the pasture playbook.That was the case in Arkansas where the fall was not favorable for generating fall and winter pasture grow...

Jan. 3, 2017
Many beef cows have a heavier mature weight and greater milk production compared to 40 years ago. As such, “Most commercial producers would underestimate the mature size of their cows,” says...