Michigan hay buyers should plan purchases early

Michigan hay producers are starting the production season with zero surplus supplies so buyers will need to purchase early rather than later. FULL STORY »

Tips for assessing spring alfalfa stands

After a longer than average winter in the Midwest, assessing spring stands will be particularly important to a successful alfalfa crop this year. FULL STORY »

Tight forage supplies force changes for 2013 planting season

Summer annual forage seeds may not be available if producers wait too long to order their seed. FULL STORY »

Cold spring stunts upper Midwest hay crop

A hay shortage is looming for producers in the Upper Midwest after a cold spring hit the region’s alfalfa crop hard. FULL STORY »

Alltech analyzes 1,000th feed sample

After three decades of research and recent advances in the field of mycotoxin testing, we can now detect more than 37 different types of mycotoxins, and many producers around the globe are taking heed and getting their feed tested. FULL STORY »

Forage replacements for lost alfalfa

Several reports have come in indicating varying levels of winterkill in alfalfa. For dairy producers, this is an unwelcome start to the late spring. FULL STORY »

Dairy Focus: Right feed bunk design can reduce shrinkage

Reducing feed loss can save money and improve dairy efficiency. FULL STORY »

Grazing workshop to help livestock producers maximize pastures

Livestock producers can learn about incorporating management-intensive grazing programs on their farms at a Purdue Extension conference June 7-8 in southern Indiana. FULL STORY »

Maximizing forage in winter injured and killed stands

An unusual amount of winter injury and winterkill of alfalfa stands occurred in south central and southern Minnesota. FULL STORY »

Managing a grazing system for a milking dairy herd

Allowing dairy cows to graze forages versus harvesting and storing them can be a very economical means of providing some or all of a dairy cows’ forage needs. Here are some of the key components in managing a grazing system for the milking dairy herd. FULL STORY »

Extension publication helps farmers price corn silage

As the price of corn goes, so goes the price of corn silage. Knowing how the price of the former will affect the price of the latter can translate into extra dollars in the pockets of farmers. FULL STORY »

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