Aug. 3, 2021
This year, many parts of the country have been stuck at one end of the moisture spectrum or the other. Some areas are parched while others are soggy, and neither condition has been ideal for grazing...

Aug. 3, 2021
When producers harvest alfalfa, they are removing more from the field than just their crop. The cut forage also contains nutrients that a short time earlier were in the soil...

July 27, 2021
There’s something about the feeling of a freshly made bed. Livestock can attest to this, too, but their version looks more like a new layer of straw. Even though straw is supposed to keep animals co...

July 20, 2021
Ralph Schlatter has been caring for livestock since he was young. When his father passed away in 1969, he and his older brothers became the fifth generation to own their family’s farm in Defiance, O...

July 20, 2021
Repairing a pasture is comparable to repairing a home, minus the hammer and nails. There is a spectrum of work that can be done, ranging from rejuvenation to renovation...

July 13, 2021
When forage production is at a standstill because of the summer heat or winter cold, large round bales can be utilized as feed...

July 13, 2021
Large bags or bunkers are required to put silage into storage, but something much smaller is needed to help maintain quality when the feed is taken out. Researchers at the University of Florida a...

July 6, 2021
It’s no secret that alfalfa is a valuable forage. The crop is notorious for its nutritional quality, offering high levels of crude protein and an array of vitamins to many species of animals. Alfalf...

July 6, 2021
Hay is for horses . . . but what kind of hay? While it is a fact that these animals require high-quality forage, there is some discrepancy between what horse owners believe to be true and what is actu...

June 29, 2021
Hot, dry weather conditions are taking a toll on crop fields in the Upper Midwest – not to mention many other parts of the country. In these heat-stricken regions, producers are facing two challenge...