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Poll: Forage inventory
December 2022 Hay Pellets
Dec. 27, 2022
December 6, 2022• A long drought has calving implications.• The Noble Research Institute is offering a ranch employee safety guide.• A high NDFD is possible with some high NDF forages. Here’s...
November 2022 Hay Pellets
Nov. 29, 2022
November 1, 2022• Flexible stocking rate options exist for drought management.• Extend the growing season with cornstalks.• LaCrosse Seeds, a division of DLF USA Inc., recently announced their a...
USDA Hay Markets – November 1, 2022
Nov. 1, 2022
Below are examples of alfalfa and grass prices being paid FOB barn/stack (except for those noted as delivered, which are indicated by a "d" in the table below) for selec...
October 2022 Hay Pellets
Oct. 25, 2022
October 4, 2022• The Dairy-Forage Seminars at World Dairy Expo begin tomorrow.• Check for adequate corn silage processing during harvest.• Ammonia treatment of low-quality forages is an effectiv...
August 2022 Hay Pellets
Aug. 30, 2022
August 2, 2022• Early fall is one of the best times to topdress maintenance fertilizer on perennial forages.• Michigan State University reports on a study that evaluated mycotoxins in corn s...
June 2022 Hay Pellets
June 28, 2022
June 7, 2022• Residual herbicides caused damage when this hay was sold as garden mulch.• Hemp dogbane has few redeeming qualities.• The Iowa Beef Center offers these alternatives for additional...
May 2022 Hay Pellets
May 31, 2022
Be on the lookout for alfalfa weevils.• Extreme weather is expected to delay pasture turnout in North Dakota.• Is vetch a friend or a foe to livestock producers?...
April 2022 Hay Pellets
April 26, 2022
April 19, 2022• Cornell University forage experts remind us that forage shrink costs more when inputs are high-priced.• Spring weeds in forage stands and pastures may demand control measures...
March 2022 Hay Pellets
March 29, 2022
Milk production in the U.S. during January totaled just over 19 billion pounds, down 1.6% from the previous year. This marked the third consecutive month of year-over-year production...
February 2022 Hay Pellets
Feb. 22, 2022
February 1, 2022• Milk production in the U.S. during December was down 0.15% from a year earlier. After peaking in May, the nation’s dairy herd declined by 132,000 cows at year’s end. The price...
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