Monday, March 27, 2017

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...

Grazing cows produce milk with more favorable characteristics from a human health perspective than do cows on silage or high concentrate diets. That is the message that Dr. Anjo Elgersma shared with a group of dairy producers from the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council and in Wisconsin in late October last year.

The most effective use of pastures does not just happen. Foresight and planning are necessary. At the end of January, I taught a session...

Extending the grazing season, maximizing forage utilization and reducing the need for winter hay feeding can improve farm profitability of any ruminant animal production system.
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