March 5, 2019
They say rotational grazing has benefits. But does it? Tong Wang is an extension advanced production specialist with South Dakota State University and recently reported on a survey that was aimed...


Feb. 26, 2019
A wide swath of weather conditions has characterized the winter of 2018 into 2019 in the Northeast and Midwest. Though winter was nearly nonexistent through the first half of January, winter’s fury...


Feb. 26, 2019
While it may still be winter, the time to start thinking about spring planting is now. A part of that thinking and planning process is choosing adapted and high-performance forage varieties. In T...


Feb. 19, 2019
Researchers at the University of Kentucky found nitrogen (N) rate to be more important than using a fertilizer source with enhanced efficiency properties when stockpiling tall fescue. They reported th...


Feb. 18, 2019
Grass tetany, or hypomagnesia, is a nutritional disease that can occur in cattle grazing lush and actively growing cool-season grasses that have been fertilized with nitrogen and potassium. This disea...


Feb. 12, 2019
With the arrival of Abe Lincoln’s birthday, the frost-seeding season begins in the South and pushes its way north. Though not always a sure bet, frost seeding pastures has shown to be a time-proven...


Feb. 12, 2019
For many spring-calving herds, cows are well into the last three months of gestation. Ken Olson, associate professor and extension beef specialist at South Dakota State University (SDSU), highlights s...


Feb. 5, 2019
Both alfalfa and corn have relatively high demands for sulfur that must be met if optimum yields of either crop are to be realized. By now, most growers are familiar with the undisputed success of the...


Feb. 5, 2019
In the course of haymaking events, there’s always going to be some hay that gets put up wet, or at least wetter than what is acceptable for long-term storage of dry hay.“Feeding moldy hay to lives...


Jan. 29, 2019
Foliar feeding nutrients to forage crops for improving yield and quality is a practice that is gaining in acceptance, especially among organic dairy producers. However, very little has been done to qu...