Saturday, December 3, 2016

The wet spring and early summer weather has led to many questions regarding hay quality and the factors beef producers should consider when planning their cow wintering programs.

After our county fair in August, Athens County hosted the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council Beef Grazing Tour. One of the discussions during the tour centered on some patches of johnsongrass in a stockpiled field of fescue.

Proper soil nutrients are required for forage plants to maximize growth. Data indicates our forage plants use 20+ elements to live and grow. All...

Frequent rain has delayed first cutting hay harvest this spring. Unfortunately, delayed hay harvest has a direct negative impact on the value of forages. So how did the forage change?

here are several ways to supplement and extend the existing hay for the winter season.

How many goats can I stock per acre of pasture? I’ve increased my pasture rotation to 30 days, how much will this reduce the...

Grazing management has certainly been an interesting challenge this year. Who would have dreamed during last year’s dry weather that nearly everyone reading this...

With the 2011 grazing season underway I imagine everyone is moving livestock to new paddocks on a regular basis by now. It has been...

The start of the growing season is a good time to reflect on the characteristics of successful graziers.

We are at my favorite time of the year. Grass is starting to grow. Depending how far south you live, some have already started...
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