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...


Nov. 10, 2015
by Jesse Bussard The fruit of opportunity couldn’t be riper for the picking in the grass-fed beef sector right now. Now a $2.5 billion industry, predictions from industry experts suggest within the...


Oct. 6, 2015
The author is a professor and extension weed management specialist at the University of Tennessee.Interest in hybrid bermudagrass for high-quality hay production has climbed the radar in recent y...


Sept. 22, 2015
The author is an associate professor and extension forage specialist at the University of Georgia.Dairy producers have to keep a sharp pencil to ensure the milk check covers all their costs, but there...