Jan. 30, 2024
January 2, 2024• Cattle and calves on feed for the U.S. slaughter market in feedlots over 1,000 head capacity totaled 12 million on December 1. The inventory was 3% greater than the previous year. P...


Jan. 29, 2024
This past fall, I had the opportunity to visit several different regions across the U.S. and drove many miles of two-lane roads around the countryside...


Jan. 25, 2024
In my role as an extension specialist, my team and I conduct many research trials related to grazing management and conserved forage production...


Oct. 31, 2023
October 3, 2023• Dairy Forage Seminars start Wednesday at World Dairy Expo. Click here for the presentation schedule.• The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded...


July 11, 2023
After attending the highly anticipated parades and firework displays, it may feel like the dog days of summer are on a downward trend toward the fall...


June 27, 2023
June 6, 2023• Pasture grasshopper populations are on the rise in western Nebraska. • Seed warm-season annuals now to boost forage supplies. • Dry conditions across the Midwest fa...


May 3, 2023
Resilience is a word that is often bandied around, but what exactly does it mean in relation to agriculture and forages? The Oxford Dictionary defines resilience as the “capacity to withstand or to recover quickly from difficulties.”...


May 2, 2023
It’s this time of year when grasses show us and tell us what they’re made of. They tell us what they like and what they don’t like. It seems some people never learn the language of grasses...


April 25, 2023
April 4, 2023• The first USDA Prospective Plantings report of the year pegged all harvested hay acres at 50.65 million for 2023. This was about 1 million acres more than last year’s final to...


March 28, 2023
March 7, 2023• Where drought occurred last summer, range ecologists are recommending delayed turn out to give the grass a chance to recover.• For Northern locations, Marc...