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Can turnips really save the day?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

By Chris Penrose Now that we have up most of our hay for the year, we can start to determine if there will be enough stored feed for the winter. Many farmers I have talked with have had significant reductions in yields this year leaving hay in short supply. In addition, many areas have been […]

It’s time to add organic matter to soil

Thursday, September 4, 2008

How has fertilizer prices impacted forage production on your farm? How do you think fertilizer prices will influence your production in the future? Can you afford to spread fertilizer on hay and pasture fields these days? Are you sure you can afford not to spread fertilizer on your fields? How are farmers going to be […]

Alternative grazing options for fall

Thursday, October 4, 2007

As the leaves start turning and the nights get colder, our usual crops of orchardgrass, ryegrass and alfalfa begin to winterize.

Dryness leads to poisonous grazing

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dryness leads to poisonous grazing With dry weather in many parts of the area, the potential for animals to eat toxic plants increases, mostly because they’re hungry and not much forage is available for grazing.

Weed science requires good defense

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Well, it never fails. We go out there with the perfect plans and plant the perfect pasture. In no time at all, undesirable plants find a way to grow with our crop.

Grazing: Explore extended grazing season forage options

Thursday, August 24, 2006

With many harvested small grain fields that weren’t double cropped to soybeans now sitting idle, cattlemen still have an excellent opportunity to create high quality forages that may be grazed well into winter, and even next spring.

Now is the time for pasture planning

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The month of August offers a window of great opportunities to get a jump on pasture planning and development.

Winter supplementation depends on variations in forage quality and growth

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Forage can provide most of the nutritional requirements of a beef herd during the fall and winter. The challenge becomes the management of supplement due to variations in forage quality and growth.

Help yourself by training employees

Thursday, February 17, 2005

In a dairy farm’s employee break room, I saw the following posted: “Our employees are our most important asset.

Next crop: Dairy heifers are the future

Thursday, October 14, 2004

The dairy replacements are the foundation of any dairy enterprise. They are the future of your dairy herd and will be one of the major factors that will determine continued improved herd performance.

Monitoring nutrition in the pasture

Thursday, September 23, 2004

I have had numerous dairy graziers tell me their cows did not milk well this summer. “Why didn’t my cows milk as well this summer, and how could I have supplemented them?” The answers are not simple, but I have some suggestions.

Time for some proactive pasture plans

Thursday, June 3, 2004

Grazing guru Dean Slates recommends taking a critical look at your grazing resources.

Not all dairy graziers created equal

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Major differences show among groups of above-average dairy graziers. Is your dairy doing all that’s possible to up efficiency and production?

Might be time for endophyte test

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Ryegrass can contain toxic levels of endophyte, says Dave Barker, this week’s columnist.

All About Grazing:Plan now to keep your cows grazing through winter’s worst

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Most Ohio winters are relatively mild, but do you have a grazing plan in case your buried in deep snow?

A look at dairy grazing profitability

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Wayne County Extension Agent Tom Noyes shares numbers crunched on New York dairies.

A look at Ohio’s small grain grazing

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Agriculture agent David Samples gives a brief overview on what he’s learned about grazing small grain crops.

Grazers need to take a pasture walk

Thursday, May 29, 2003

Take a good, critical look at the grazing resources on your farm, advises Holmes County Extension Agent Dean Slates in this week’s “All About Grazing” column.

Supplementing cows on pasture

Thursday, May 15, 2003

In management intensive grazing, energy is the limiting nutrient for high producing dairy cows.

Llamas, alpacas need good pastures

Thursday, May 1, 2003

What’s the best pasture mix for llamas and alpacas? They’re not picky, but an Ohio State grazing expert offers tips in this week’s All About Grazing column.

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