Jan. 19, 2021
In an effort to beef up the productivity of existing pastures, one approach is to broadcast a mixture of fertilizer and seed in the same pass over the field. At the American Forage and Grassland...


Jan. 19, 2021
Winter is often a time of rest and recuperation for many forage crops. However, during this period of dormancy, it is important that farmers prepare for the approaching spring and summer. Frost s...


Jan. 12, 2021
Hot hay comes with many red flags. The most commonly recognized of these potential hazards is combustion. However, hot hay can lead to multiple nutritional hazards as well...


Jan. 12, 2021
An alfalfa hay sample outdistanced 370 entries to earn grand champion honors in the 2020 Southeastern Hay Contest presented by Massey Ferguson...


Jan. 5, 2021
There are many reasons why new forage seedings sometimes fail. Too much or too little moisture is always a concern, but moisture is beyond our control unless irrigation is in play...


Jan. 5, 2021
In most biological systems, answers are never straight forward, and there seems to be exceptions to every rule...


Dec. 29, 2020
This past year was a roller coaster of highs and lows on so many levels. Just in case reading eHay Weekly wasn’t front and center on your “to do” list every Tuesday morning, here’s a chance to...


Dec. 29, 2020
Millions of tons of hay now rest in storage. The quality of this hay will range from the near equivalent of cordwood to leafy rocket fuel. What we know for sure is that forage quality during stor...


Dec. 22, 2020
Developing high-performance replacement heifers for any beef cow herd is an important enterprise, but one that is often neglected. Heifers don’t make the operator money until their first calf is sol...


Dec. 22, 2020
At some point every winter or spring, feeding hay to pastured cattle is going to result in the creation of mud. Mud can have a profound impact on animal stress and productivity, according to Jere...