March 9, 2021
It’s been known for a long time that seeding alfalfa into or immediately after a terminated alfalfa stand doesn’t often yield good results. But that’s about all we know...

March 2, 2021
There are about 200,000 alfalfa seeds in a pound. That’s also the number of opinions there are for successfully establishing alfalfa or grasses...

March 2, 2021
A new year always brings new opportunities. One of those opportunities is to simply do a better job of making hay, resulting in higher quality and improved yields...

March 2, 2021
The average price of U.S. alfalfa hay in January edged up $2 per ton, following a previous $2 per ton bump in December. The $171 per ton January price was $2 per ton above one year ago...

Feb. 23, 2021
Making quality hay is not for the weak of heart. In the arid West, there’s the challenge of baling with enough moisture in the final product...

Feb. 23, 2021
Whole cottonseed has a high level of both energy and protein, which makes it an all-purpose supplement that can help overcome deficiencies of each when cattle are grazing stockpiled tall fescue-based pastures during winter...

Feb. 23, 2021
Oats have transitioned from one of the most commonly grown cereal grain crops in the U.S. to our best answer as a 9-1-1 emergency forage...

Feb. 19, 2021
It was 1984 when David Hinman had recently broken away from his family’s farm in Nebraska and took a chance on renting 400 acres of flood-irrigated land near Wheatland, Wyo...

Feb. 16, 2021
Lurking in every load of corn silage brought to the silo are wild yeasts. These microorganisms are a specific type of fungi that occur naturally on all plants and may be active with or without oxygen...

Feb. 16, 2021
Similar to that 30-year-old tattoo of an ex-girlfriend’s name that seemed like a good idea at the time, some things just hang around beyond their useful life...