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Poll: Forage inventory
Native prairies offer many uses
April 7, 2020
Are you one of the lucky producers who still has native tall grass prairie?...
Higher forage rations deserve a look
April 6, 2020
Dairy cattle and other ruminants are biologically designed to convert forages and other fibrous feeds into high-quality milk and meat for human consumption...
Not all hay tests are the same
March 30, 2020
As spring begins, it is a good time to look back and evaluate how the winter-feeding program went. Did the cows come through the winter in good condition or were they thinner than desired?...
Unexpected bright spots
Jan. 13, 2020
The 2019 growing and harvest season experience for many farmers was like entering a boxing ring, with one (or two) hands tied behind your back...
A front row view of dairying in Kenya
Sept. 5, 2019
Last June, I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya, Africa. This was my first time in Africa. I traveled mainly from Nairobi to Nakuru...
Turning back the plant maturity clock
July 2, 2019
There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “You can’t get blood out of a turnip.” It often is used in context with trying to get money out of someone who is either excessively frugal...
Robotic milking demands focus on forage quality
May 20, 2019
Is robotic milking continues to grow in the U.S., we are gaining knowledge and understanding of the interactions between nutrition, cow comfort, animal behavior, and facility design...
Lessons learned from 2018
March 18, 2019
This past year was a challenge for many cow-calf producers across the United States due to a lack of rain, too much rain, or unexpected weather conditions. Here are four keys that helped livestock pro...
Hit your forage program target
March 15, 2019
The forage program on your farm is the foundation in developing a successful, efficient, and profitable feeding program...
Reduce silage loss at the exposed face
Feb. 21, 2019
Of the several types of silos used commercially, pile silos, which ensile forage under a plastic cover after packing, are popular in many areas, especially on large farms...
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