March 1, 2022
Baleage has the potential to be a high-quality feedstuff that can reduce the need for supplementation in livestock diets...

Feb. 22, 2022
One of the biggest culprits of global climate change is methane – a potent greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere. Methane emissions from livestock production have long been scrutinized, a...

Feb. 15, 2022
The sun is setting later and later each day, and grazing season is just beyond the horizon. With that said, producers will need to make many decisions before livestock can be put out on pasture, inclu...

Feb. 8, 2022
If ever there were an animal in trouble with toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue, red clover would likely have been able to help prevent the issue. This legume can remedy vasoconstriction in cattle...

Feb. 7, 2022
Scott Mericka greeted me with a firm handshake and a friendly smile as I arrived at Grass Dairy in Dodgeville, Wis...

Feb. 1, 2022
Producers may be digging deep into their pockets to purchase fertilizer this year. However, such an investment might not be necessary for fields where corn and small grains follow alfalfa...

Jan. 25, 2022
A severe case of sticker shock is sweeping across the forage industry as producers watch fertilizer prices climb higher and higher...

Jan. 18, 2022
Most grazing systems are anchored by perennial forages, which means there are parts of the year when pasture productivity will take a plunge...

Jan. 11, 2022
Ringing in the new year often encourages people to declare resolutions. Cow-calf producers among this group of goal-setters may resolve to enhance livestock production, and to do this they must...

Jan. 4, 2022
Snow isn’t the only thing cattle might be sinking their hooves in this season. Mud may also cover fields when hay is fed in the winter, and it can lead to more than just a mess. Mud can reduce anima...