Oct. 1, 2019
Hay is hay. Right?Most people understand that the package of dry forage we bind up and call “hay” is not created equal in terms of nutrient content. In fact, hay is subject to extreme variation in...


Sept. 24, 2019
Photo: University of California Extension What fits one production system or environment doesn’t always fit another. Grazing alfalfa in the fall and winter with sheep is one such practice...


Sept. 24, 2019
With winter fast approaching, some cattle will soon be in fields grazing on swaths and bales. Swath, stockpiled, and bale grazing are all ways to extend grazing time and are methods with economic bene...


Sept. 17, 2019
Researchers at the Noble Research Institute have been involved in a long-term study that is examining ways to extend the number of grazing days and reduce feed supplementation for the cow...


Sept. 17, 2019
Cereal rye is the most commonly used small grain for spring forage, but there are plenty of other high-quality options to boost spring inventories. Consider diversifying your spring forage...


Sept. 10, 2019
With the arrival of September, prevent-plant acres can now be harvested or grazed. Harvesting crops such as sorghum-sudangrass requires that attention be paid to whole-plant moisture since there is a...


Sept. 10, 2019
In years such as this one, when frost might outpace soybean maturity because of late planting, harvesting the crop as silage or hay becomes a viable alternative.Extension specialists at Mi...


Sept. 3, 2019
With Labor Day now in the rearview mirror, the decision to grab one more alfalfa cutting becomes more traumatic. That said, the need for high-quality feed is unquestionable on many farms. As temperat...


Sept. 3, 2019
With both the quantity and quality of forage at a premium this year in many regions, preservation of corn silage becomes paramount. One component of silage preservation is the use of bacterial inocula...


Aug. 27, 2019
In some regions of the U.S., yellow sweetclover is flourishing. With a biennial lifecycle, sweetclover exhibits very little top growth in the first year and then produces tall stalks during its second...