Dec. 26, 2023
Leasing a pasture is a common practice regardless of where you hang your hat. What isn’t common is for any two pasture rental agreements to be exactly alike...

Dec. 19, 2023
Josh Callen compared the Western hay market during the past couple of years to experiencing a case of whiplash. The author of the The Hoyt Report offered his annual analysis of Western hay markets to...

Dec. 12, 2023
Before the onset of using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) as a forage testing tool, there were good reasons why few farmers didn’t routinely test forages...

Nov. 28, 2023
One of the reasons Northern alfalfa producers sometimes like to take a late cutting of alfalfa is to keep that brown, stemmy, overwintered fall regrowth from potentially lowering the quality...

Nov. 28, 2023
Most beef producers don’t realize how much of their production cost is accounted for by hay and feed...

Nov. 27, 2023
Operating any dairy farm isn’t easy, but milking over 1,600 cows brings farm and employee oversight to an even greater level...

Nov. 21, 2023
It’s not unusual to find various species of oak trees growing within or along the borders of pastures. In such situations, acorns can easily be found scattered on the ground during this time of year...

Nov. 14, 2023
With haymaking activities ceased on most farms and bales tucked away in sheds or under tarps, attention now turns to machinery maintenance and hay marketing...

Nov. 7, 2023
Unlike doing an article on a specific farm or designated topic, the forage world is my grocery store candy aisle from which to pick topics for this column...

Nov. 7, 2023
Feeding hay during winter is usually not up for debate. How hay is fed can and often should be.When temperatures drop to single digits, feeding hay is not the sort of activity that draws people to enter ag...