Nov. 13, 2018
As alfalfa producers look to new varieties with the promise of improved fiber digestibility, don’t forget about some of the basics that will allow for full economic returns.That’s the advice from...

Nov. 6, 2018
“If you still think relative feed value (RFV) is a good measure of forage quality, I’m not going to be able to help you today.” That was the opening disclaimer offered by Duarte Diaz, extension...

Oct. 30, 2018
Many years ago, during my extension agent days, I got a phone call from a large dairy producer. The conversation went something like this:DP: “Mike, these seed salesmen are beating me up and I don�...

Oct. 23, 2018
Once you talk and listen to Tom Kestell, it won’t be something you’ll soon forget. His years of feeding a herd of dairy cows that now annually averages over 45,000 pounds of milk per cow have arme...

Oct. 16, 2018
Grass — any grass — is somewhat peculiar in that a specific species or variety likely will perform differently depending on what region or state it is grown in. That was just one of the take-home...

Oct. 2, 2018
Alfalfa has not been a “go to” forage in the South for a long time, but for many forage producers that line of thinking is starting to change. A combination of recent research and extension effort...

Sept. 25, 2018
As far as winter annual cereal forages are concerned, rye has ruled the roost for many years as a crop that fits nicely after corn silage harvest in Northern regions...

Sept. 18, 2018
As the autumn days grind by, most of the alfalfa decision making is in the rear-view mirror. However, there are two considerations that might still be on the proverbial table for some fields.One of th...

Sept. 11, 2018
Even if you’re just a casual reader of forage-related information, hopefully you’ve been able to grasp the concept that forage fiber digestibility is now a big deal. To be sure, the total fiber c...

Sept. 4, 2018
Many years ago, I was told, “Any idiot can make good corn silage.”Perhaps that’s the case or perhaps not; however, it’s most certainly not true if you have your sights set on something better...