Nov. 10, 2015
by Jesse Bussard The fruit of opportunity couldn’t be riper for the picking in the grass-fed beef sector right now. Now a $2.5 billion industry, predictions from industry experts suggest within the...


Oct. 6, 2015
The author is a professor and extension weed management specialist at the University of Tennessee.Interest in hybrid bermudagrass for high-quality hay production has climbed the radar in recent y...


Sept. 22, 2015
The author is an associate professor and extension forage specialist at the University of Georgia.Dairy producers have to keep a sharp pencil to ensure the milk check covers all their costs, but there...


Aug. 25, 2015
It’s time. Time for stockpiling pastures in an effort to extend the grazing season and conserve stored hay reserves. “Stockpiling forage is one of least expensive ways of feeding cattle,”...


June 30, 2015
Summer generally brings warm to hot temperatures and less frequent rainfall. Rory Lewandowski, extension educator in Wayne County, Ohio, notes that cool-season grass pastures grow best when temperatures are cool to warm and moisture is plentiful. Thus, seemingly every summer, there is a slump in pasture productivity. Although summer weather conditions are not conducive to high yields with cool-season grasses, there are some grazing management practices that can help...


June 23, 2015
Often the most memorable parts of a family vacation are the ones that weren't a component of the original itinerary. A similar scenario occurred recently on a Hay & Forage Grower editorial trip...


May 20, 2015
PASTURE is the primary source of forage for grazing dairies. For organic dairies, the National Organic Program livestock production regulations require a minimum of 120 days grazing per animal...