Dec. 15, 2020
Grazing stockpiled grasses during winter can provide large economic benefits versus feeding hay. In a recent issue of the University of Kentucky’s Off the Hoof newsletter, Chris Teutsch explains how...


Dec. 15, 2020
It’s common knowledge: Headlands look worse and yield lower than the interior sections of most fields because of excessive field traffic, greater pest pressure, and tree lines that block sunlight an...


Dec. 8, 2020
University of Nebraska Extension Beef Educator Aaron Berger and Beef Systems Specialist Mary Drewnoski warn cattlemen not to forget about grass tetany during winter feeding. Although this condition is...


Dec. 8, 2020
Photo: Jeff Graybill, Penn StateBy definition, cover crops are planted to protect the soil and contribute to improved soil health. However, often these annual forages are also grazed or harvested as l...


Dec. 1, 2020
The age-old battle of determining the optimum corn silage hybrid maturity has always been a bit like playing Russian roulette. The higher yields promised by pushing the maturity higher for a give...


Dec. 1, 2020
Some cattle farmers will have to worry more than others if they have enough hay to last through the winter months. Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Glenn Selk explains tha...


Nov. 24, 2020
A chill is in the air, and the choppers are tucked away for winter maintenance. Out of the silos comes the fruits of the summer’s labors in the form of (hopefully) high-quality silage and haylage...


Nov. 24, 2020
Arial seeding of cover crops into late season corn or soybean fields is nothing new. However, irregularly shaped, small fields and those characterized by rough terrain may not be suitable for ae...


Nov. 17, 2020
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Nov. 17, 2020
There are plenty of exceptional haymakers across the U.S.; however, for commercial hay growers or those who simply have extra inventory to sell, haymaking is only half of the equation. There’s also hay marketing to deal with.Most companies have a marketing department or hire a marketing firm. Farmers generally don’t have that luxury. Marketing is just one more hat that needs to be worn and, for many, it’s not a hat that often fits very well.Depending on the year...