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August 2023 Hay Pellets
Aug. 29, 2023
August 1, 2023• Here is how to store large round bales to limit hay loss. • Start prepping fields and buying seed for tall fescue renovation.• Fall is a good time to tackle pere...
July 2023 Hay Pellets
July 25, 2023
July 4, 2023• Harvested hay acre projections are up, according to the USDA June Acreage report. Total harvested hay acres are pegged at 51.9 million, which is 4.9% higher than 2022 and 2.6% greater...
May 2023 Hay Pellets
May 30, 2023
Hay & Forage Grower shares industry news...
February 2023 Hay Pellets
Feb. 28, 2023
February 7, 2023• The U.S. beef cow inventory on January 1 was reported at 28.9 million head in USDA’s Cattle report. This was down 4% from a year ago and is the fewest number of beef cows since 1...
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...
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