Dec. 26, 2018
Winter presents a whole new set of challenges to livestock producers. Not only does Mother Nature grace us with snow, for some of us, but also colder temperatures. We’re not the only ones who feel t...


Dec. 18, 2018
While dairies in the western U.S. are feeding less alfalfa hay to dairy cows than 10 to 15 years ago, California has probably seen more of a decline than other states...


Dec. 18, 2018
“Both the rumen and the silo are anaerobic fermentation systems; they share similarities but also differ in several ways,” said Limin Kung...


Dec. 18, 2018
Ruminants are unlike other livestock thanks to their ability to turn fiber into meat and milk. Fiber is the part of the plant that gives it support and rigidity, and it is often quantifi...


Dec. 11, 2018
Once again, we have lost one of our agricultural workers to a silage pile face collapse. The most recent, in Michigan, was described this way in a Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administratio...


Dec. 11, 2018
It makes a difference when you feed hay to a soon-to-be-calving beef herd, and each year Glenn Selk reminds us of this fact.Selk, an emeritus animal science professor at Oklahoma State University, not...


Dec. 4, 2018
Photo: USDA A common winter forage option utilized in the Upper Midwest is grazing cornstalks. Whether it be in fields or in round bales, cornstalks provide a resource to maintain cows and reduce...


Dec. 4, 2018
There was no significant movement in hay prices during October based on USDA’s most recent Agricultural Prices report released last week. The All Hay price was $1 per ton lower at $162, still $21 hi...


Nov. 27, 2018
There are a variety of ways to feed hay on pasture during the winter. In a new video that was authored and published by Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia Extension forage specialist, the economics of several bale-feeding systems are analyzed based on hay wastage and labor. The video can be viewed below...


Nov. 27, 2018
Winter is, or soon will be, upon us. For producers, this brings winter feeding needs to the forefront. According to Glenn Selk, emeritus extension animal scientist at Oklahoma State University, estima...