Weather challenges in 2019 led to many questions about the quantity and quality of hay production and supply heading into 2020.
Hay tainted by a toxic beetle is blamed for the deaths of at least 13 horses and illnesses to dozens of others on a Wisconsin ranch.
Dilution of fescue pastures by interseeding novel fescue is one way to solve the problem of toxic summer pastures.
Most of cattle country has had abundant to excessive moisture this year—as evident from my travels from Oklahoma to Montana.
A long-delayed spring grass-growing season with frequent rains didn't give days for making hay. Regrowth season just ahead holds promise, says a University of Missouri forage specialist.
Hopefully, the first round of hay harvest only a few weeks away. Two free “Beef Tips” videos from Purdue Extension could help beef producers maximize the quality and quantity of their forage crops.
Estimating forage usage by cows is an important part of the task of calculating winter feed needs. Hay or standing forage intake must be estimated in order to make the calculations.
Don’t get caught by higher hay prices later this winter—be as accurate with your hay needs as you can now while you still have time to adjust your feeding plans.