April showers that drive corn farmers crazy make better grass, and hay, for livestock farmers.
The 2013 hay season, with little sunshine and lots of rain, increases interest in making baleage, or silage in a bag, says Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.
With hay and forage prices where they are currently, planting annual forages into irrigated wheat stubble may be a good option this year.
This is the time of year when traders hinge their bets on every single weather model run for the U.S. Corn Belt, and the past week has been no exception.
Perhaps the greatest challenge forage growers face is quickly transforming high quality standing forage in the field to a form that is stable, storable and the best feed quality for livestock.
The ongoing drought has impacted all segments of the cattle industry, and some of the hardest hit have been beef cows.
We just finished preg checking some replacement heifers from a project conducted earlier this spring.