Jan. 9, 2024
Controlling hay waste is a top priority for beef producers, but it should not come at the cost of animal intake or body condition...

Jan. 9, 2024
Cattle are by far the largest consumers of alfalfa, but what if this forage could feed humans, too?...

Jan. 2, 2024
A flowing river is a symbol for progress and change, and the Colorado River is specifically emblematic of the evolution of Western agriculture. Water from the river shaped and supported crop productio...

Dec. 26, 2023
“The U.S. dollar is having a huge impact on hay exports,” said Scot Courtright at the Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium earlier this month in Sparks, Nev...

Dec. 26, 2023
The possibilities are plentiful when it comes to feeding cattle in the winter. Grazing options include stockpile grazing, bale grazing, and windrow grazing, to name a few...

Dec. 19, 2023
Alfalfa and corn silage work better together, whether it be in cropping rotations or dairy cow rations. Despite the dynamic of the duo, though, alfalfa acreage and inclusion rates have bee...

Dec. 19, 2023
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for humans and cattle alike. Our ruminant counterparts convert beta carotene found in plant leaves into vitamin A, which is necessary for vision, immune function, an...

Dec. 12, 2023
Many states lit up the U.S. Drought Monitor in some shade of yellow, orange, or red this past year, especially in parts of the Midwest, the High Plains, and the South...

Dec. 12, 2023
Annual ryegrass may have merit in some forage systems, but this cool-season species can be the bane of Southern hayfields...

Dec. 5, 2023
Managing a grazing system without measuring forage production or animal performance is like setting the lineup for a fantasy football team without knowing the players’ statistics. In either case, th...