Aug. 15, 2018
Many of you remember comedian Rodney Dangerfield. His stand up act was filled with self-deprecating humor...

Aug. 14, 2018
Aside from alfalfa, perhaps no forage species is more widely utilized across the U.S. than ryegrass. It’s grazed extensively from north to south and also is harvested as hay, baleage, and silage...

Aug. 7, 2018
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I like baseball. Perhaps that’s not entirely true; my wife would say I’m obsessed with baseball.I don’t deny it...

July 31, 2018
Sometimes it’s good to stop looking at the vegetation in the road ditch and adjoining fields and direct your eyes toward the larger landscape...

July 24, 2018
The end of July always marks a crucial time for forage producers, especially those with livestock mouths to feed and less than desirable forage inventories. But then again, even if forage inventories...

July 17, 2018
It’s remarkable how much we’ve learned over the years about forages, their nutrient components, and how to feed them. It’s equally remarkable how much we don’t know...

July 10, 2018
The situation: A large cattle ranch in Florida was having reproductive problems that included low conception rates, embryonic losses, abortions, and a reduced live-calf crop...

July 3, 2018
Butch Lay and his wife, Lisa, are survivors. In addition to survival skills, Butch is also an experimenter, a person who is not afraid to make a wrong decision, and someone who values feed and forage...

June 26, 2018
One of the many things that David Letterman gets remembered for is his Top 10 lists. These lists included such things as the Top 10 Signs Your Kid Had a Bad First Day at School, the Top 10...

June 19, 2018
Hay markets, as with most markets, are fickle and driven by a plethora of related and unrelated forces. Though it’s our domestic livestock industry and regional weather that ultimately has the most...