Nov. 7, 2022
Making hay is an expensive process these days. Harvest costs are up because of the current high cost of diesel fuel, labor, equipment repairs, and machinery costs...

Aug. 10, 2022
Much of the western U.S. is still facing moderate to extreme drought conditions that will likely persist through much of the current year and perhaps even longer...

April 25, 2022
I was recently asked why my column was called “The Pasture Walk.” I asked the individual if he had ever been to a pasture walk, and the reply was, “No, what’s that?”...

March 10, 2022
Hopefully, most of our Hay & Forage Grower readers in the West are aware of the nutritional advantages of cutting hay in the afternoon rather than in the early morning hours...

Feb. 7, 2022
There are two basic approaches to setting up a grazing cell: fixed and flexible. A fixed grazing cell has a set number of permanent paddocks created with permanent fence...

Dec. 31, 2021
GRAZING management during the active growing season is largely about the plants and the soil. Our focus is maximizing solar energy capture and building soil health...

Nov. 10, 2021
Many livestock farms and ranches have different classes of livestock on pasture at the same time of year. Separating stock classes on the basis of their nutrient requirements makes sense...

Aug. 19, 2021
Sometimes I get confused when people talk to me about their grazing practices. Within grazing science, there are certain terms used to describe very specific concepts or conditions. Some people use wo...

April 27, 2021
IT SEEMS pretty straightforward. In the West, we irrigate pastures; in the East, we don’t. In the East, it rains frequently, and in the West, it doesn’t. Plain as black and white...

April 15, 2021
Many years ago, I heard the definition of an agronomist as being someone who never ceases to be amazed that nitrogen (N) makes grass grow...