May 23, 2017
It matters not where animals are grazed or, in most cases, what they’re grazing — if left on the same slab of ground for too long, severe consequences will ensue. To be sure, overgrazing is the mo...


May 23, 2017
Hay & Forage Grower is pleased to welcome Lauren Peterson as its summer editorial intern for 2017. Peterson, who will enter her senior year at Kansas State University in the fall, brings with her...


May 16, 2017
That text message from a prospective hay buyer may not be what you were anticipating.Last week, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) issued a news release warning about a scam being run against i...


May 16, 2017
Stocks of all hay stored in the United States totaled 24.4 million tons, down from 25.1 million tons in May 2016, according to last week’s USDA Crop Production report. This is the first year-over-ye...


May 9, 2017
Using spring-planted oats for pasture has great potential, but if not grazed correctly, the results may be disappointing.In recent years, oat pastures have become more popular. According to Bruce Ande...


May 9, 2017
Killing an alfalfa stand during the fall is generally easier and yields better results; however, partial winterkill or a change in cropping plans sometimes necessitate the need for a spring farewell t...


May 2, 2017
Lack of snow cover and drastic changes in temperature in parts of the country have turned alfalfa stands from green to brown.In South Dakota, damage has occurred in areas of fields where ice sheets fo...


April 25, 2017
Photo: OMAFRAStockpiling cool- or warm-season grasses is a time-tested method to fill forage gaps in the summer or extend the grazing season into the winter.“Planting corn for stockpiled winter...


April 25, 2017
It can be a challenge to establish native grasses in cultivated pastures, but they offer several benefits, including alternative summer forage, buffer strips to protect streams, and improved wildlife...


April 18, 2017
It’s often the case that when cattle prices fall, producers look for cost-cutting measures. If you’ve got bermudagrass, cast your eyes somewhere other than nitrogen (N) fertilizer.That is the reco...