ISU Extension beef veterinarian Grant Dewell and ISU Extension beef program specialist Joe Sellers say the climate this summer has produced a favorable environment for Ergot fungus to infect seed heads of many forage gr
Growing cover crops offers potential benefits, including improved soil health, but some crops can pose a danger to foraging livestock. Those contemplating this decision should know that some plants that work well as cov
Spray drift is a problem no applicator wants to deal with, but it's one they sometimes have to deal with, according to Erdal Ozkan, ag engineering professor with The Ohio State University. If fact, spray drift iss
It's never too early to be focused on the next potential forage stressor - Summer. In the Southeast we are no stranger to the long, hot, dog-days of summer and the impacts we see on forage availability thro
In the Northern Great Plains, grasslands have been rapidly converted to croplands over the last 10 years. The grassland conversion was mostly concentrated in the Dakotas, east of Missouri River. This conversion can pote
Maintaining cow herd nutritional requirements in an economically feasible way is vital to efficient cattle production, according to John Jaeger, Kansas State University associate professor of animal sciences. Jaeger has
Evidence of new life, that occurs so reliably each spring, is one of the non-monetary rewards resulting from association with grazing livestock production. New calves and green grass are welcome reminders of the marvelo
Grazing stick helps monitor pastures and rangelands. Get accuracy by measuring grazed and unglazed plants of the same species. Monitoring utilization throughout the grazing season prevents overuse of key species.
Cows eat every day of the year, so now is the time to start thinking about hay and how to use land that is not fenced nor has water to help feed the cows because those lands may be the difference between keeping or sell
The recent wildfires that have popped up throughout parts of Kansas and Oklahoma may have producers wondering how to properly manage pastureland following these wildfires, some of which have been disastrous.