Nov. 5, 2019
The horror stories we heard last week in conjunction with Halloween pale in comparison to some of the haymaking accounts that were told during this past growing season. Relentless rain, delayed c...


Oct. 29, 2019
When corn prices are high, replacing corn with corn silage and distillers grains in finishing diets is an economical option for cattle feeders. The opportunity to maximize quality and harvest the enti...


Oct. 29, 2019
Eliminating feeding losses is impossible; reducing them is not.“The major objective for any feeding system should be to keep loses to a practical minimum level,” writes Vanessa Corriher-Olson, for...


Oct. 22, 2019
Many regions have now or will soon reach the point when significant alfalfa regrowth won’t occur if the crop is cut one more time. Research has historically shown that cutting when the chances for r...


Oct. 22, 2019
Meeting winter nutritional requirements for the beef herd can be challenging and requires some thought and planning to be done properly and economically. Protein is especially vital for the digestive...


Oct. 15, 2019
Harvest is underway in most of the country and as corn is being harvested, a huge feed resource is being left behind. Cornstalk grazing is an excellent way to extend grazing economically and provide c...


Oct. 15, 2019
It was baleage, not hay, that outdistanced the record field 380 entries in the Southeastern Hay Contest presented by Massey Ferguson. The legume baleage sample from Yon Family Farms, Ridge Spring, S.C...


Oct. 8, 2019
A total of 336 samples from 17 different states comprised the field of entries for this year’s World Forage Analysis Superbowl. The highest placing samples were on display last week at World Dairy E...


Oct. 8, 2019
Finding the balance between cheap yet healthy and beneficial can tend to be a challenge when creating rations. However, cereal grains can provide different management options to help meet ration objec...


Oct. 1, 2019
Hay is a great option for feed, however, without an effective storage strategy, a significant amount of money and quality will be lost. Economists estimate the total value of hay storage and feeding l...