April 5, 2016
Darrel Franson The proof is always in the data, and Darrel Franson has plenty of that. Franson, a beef producer from Mount Vernon, Mo., moved to the state from Minnesota in 1993...


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...


Jan. 26, 2016
When it comes to enhancing ranch profit, Johann Zietsman says the most important determinant will always be stocking rate. In mid-August, Zietsman, a cattleman from Zimbabwe, along with Fl...


Jan. 26, 2016
Sorghum-sudangrass, sunflower and cowpea mixture planting to be grazed by beef cows during the transition from fescue to another forage species. Tall fescue comprises the main forage species...


Dec. 15, 2015
Winter pastures in the form of cereal grains such as rye, wheat and triticale are the backbone for adding weight to stockers or keeping growing heifers in good condition...