In the cattle markets this week, Tim Hackbarth of Zaner Ag Hedge gives his impression of the immediate outlook. Near-term markets are still bearish with cash prices still slipping, trading 102 in Texas and Kansas this w
The early ensiling period is critical to silage quality and stability. This is when newly harvested forage begins the transition to stable silage. Driving a fast, efficient fermentation is essential to maximizing dry ma
Every individual bale of hay is a mini fermentation unit. It's important to manage each like a silage unit - maintaining good, even fermentation from bale to bale. This provides better overall quality and consistency.
Friday’s report is anticipated not only for the information that enables market analysts to estimate slaughter cattle supplies, but also because the January report was unpublished due to the government shutdown.
Ensiling high-moisture corn (HMC) offers beef and dairy producers with an on-farm source of high energy feed. However, in addition to often being prone to aerobic deterioration, a cool growing season and late harvest ca