May 18, 2016
The proof is always in the data, and Darrel Franson has plenty of that. Darrel Franson has spent the past 15 years renovating his pastures with novel, nontoxic fescue. He’s been entering numbe...


May 18, 2016
The author is a freelance writer from Bozeman, Mont., and has her own communications business, Cowpunch Creative. Colorado ranching expert Chip Hines (chiphines.com) believes the cattle ind...


May 18, 2016
Cattle that graze toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue can have a vulnerability to severe heat stress under moderate air temperatures, rough hair coats in the summer to add to the heat stress, reduced dry matter intake, and generally poor performance and thriftiness...


May 17, 2016
In the “Forage Shop Talk” feature of Hay & Forage Grower (January 2016), I asked grazing guru Jim Gerrish what he thought was the most common mistake still being made by those who...


March 31, 2016
Mineral salt, the digestive process and seed survival in feces were all among the factors that made fed-seed establishment a low-success practice during the first year of this North Carolina State res...


March 24, 2016
The author is the extension forage specialist for the University of Arkansas. Paul Beck, Dirk Philipp and Kenny Simon contributed to this article. Filling forage gaps with winter...


Feb. 23, 2016
Nitrates can be a big concern when feeding cereal forages and cereal grains to livestock, particularly when cereal grains are being harvested as hay...


Feb. 23, 2016
Pitchers and catchers have reported to their respective camps and that’s a welcomed sign that baseball season is soon to be. It’s also a signal of greening and growing pastures (or soo...


Feb. 19, 2016
I t was a grass that time forgot — until a Wisconsin grazier rediscovered it decades later and research showed that it had great potential as a pasture grass...


Feb. 2, 2016
Tall fescue, despite its long history as a primary U.S. pasture grass, may still be the most mismanaged and misunderstood perennial forage that we have. The tall fescue story in the U.S. is unm...