Not all inoculants are created equal

It is well established that inoculants can be effective silage management tools. What is not always clear is what makes inoculants different, and what producers should look for when purchasing an inoculant. FULL STORY »

Get more out of your feed supply: Cover hay piles properly

Hay producers across the country are increasingly aware of the need to protect their alfalfa production from weather damage. FULL STORY »

Seed legumes on snowy frozen field, says MU forage specialist

Winter seeding clover over grass pastures works best in February. Frozen fields are ideal and a snow cover makes seeding easier. FULL STORY »

Winter’s early start may increase hay demand

A cold, snowy December has caused many livestock farms to reevaluate their winter supply of forage. FULL STORY »

Corn and hay stocks increase significantly

The feed outlook has brightened considerably from a year ago, helping contribute to the recent rise in calf and feeder-cattle value. The January Feed Outlook report from USDA estimates 2013 corn and hay production somewhat lower than previous forecasts, but well above last-year’s totals. FULL STORY »

Forage Production School in January and February

Livestock producers looking to improve their animal operations and increase their financial bottom line can learn innovative forage production techniques during a series of forage workshops taught by experts from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. FULL STORY »

Silage management reminders for feeders

Good management practices during the feeding process will help to minimize spoilage when forage is exposed to air. FULL STORY »

Annual grazing conference will help producers improve forages

Livestock producers, Extension educators and agribusiness professionals from around the Midwest interested in improving forages and pasture productivity should attend the Heart of America Grazing Conference Jan. 20-21. FULL STORY »

Supplementation for the grazing cow

The challenge of managing a grazing system for dairy cattle is quite different than managing a confinement dairy. FULL STORY »

Forage shortages causing rations to vary greatly

Many dairy farms have experienced shortages in forage supplies from drought conditions over the past two years. These shortages have resulted in wildly swinging rations. FULL STORY »

Cottonseed production down, yet prices remain steady

As expected, the 2013 cottonseed crop is one of the smallest in years, according to Larry Johnson, of Cottonseed LLC, La Crosse, Wis. Growers harvested 7.78 million acres of cotton in 2013 – the lowest total since 2009. FULL STORY »

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