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The sweet forage component
April 25, 2022
As the weather trends hotter, cold and sweet treats become more appealing. My two kids, aged 7 and 8 years old, have inherited my late father’s sweet tooth...
It takes the right equipment
March 10, 2022
Mining for precious metals or diamonds requires tried and true equipment and techniques. Simply walking around aimlessly with a metal detector or sifting the dirt won’t often prove successful...
This year’s forage quality stakes are high
May 25, 2021
Although growers in the West and the South are well underway with this year’s alfalfa harvest, those in the Northern half of the U.S. are still greasing their mowers...
Improve alfalfa quality: assess your leaf loss
Oct. 26, 2021
“One of the major factors negatively impacting harvested alfalfa forage quality is leaf loss,” asserted David Weakley, director of forage research nutrition for Forage Genetics Internatinoal...
Relative forage quality is the better bet
March 5, 2019
Have you ever been in a situation where you had great looking hay tested and were disappointed when the results came back with a low relative feed value (RFV)?...
Alfalfa hay sample tops SE contest
Oct. 16, 2018
An alfalfa hay sample submitted by Flatwood Farms, Murrayville, Ga., had the highest relative forage quality (RFQ) in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest presented by Massey Ferguson...
Count him out on RFV
Nov. 6, 2018
“If you still think relative feed value (RFV) is a good measure of forage quality, I’m not going to be able to help you today.”...
In-hand forage quality
April 30, 2018
Over the past decade, near-infrared reflectance spectrometers (NIRS) have gone from the lab to the field and can now fit into the palm of your hand...
Too good to be true
April 30, 2018
When feeding hay or baleage to beef cattle, quality is king. However, can stored forage quality actually be too good?...
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