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Tips for handling wet hay

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Storing hay in a wet year requires a lot of care.

Technology makes a big difference in forage production

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Technology, while costly, can make a big difference in your forage crop.

Reduce waste when feeding, storing hay

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hay handling tips that can keep your supply in good shape.

Pastures slow to grow but much we still can do

Thursday, May 1, 2014

After a cool, wet start to spring, here’s what graziers need to know.

Pasture walks scheduled

Friday, April 11, 2014

By PETE CONKLE The Eastern Ohio Grazing Council has planned workshops and pasture walks to answer grazing-related questions, share grazing ideas and encourage producers to become more sustainable grazers. Currently, the Eastern Ohio Grazing Council is working in cooperation with Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, and Tuscarawas SWCDs and the USDA-NRCS to host a […]

March Madness calls for prep changes

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Farmers want to know when better weather is going to stay for good, rather than just visit like an out of town relative.

Calendar says it’s spring: Ready for grazing season?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The key to successful grazing is trying to predict what is down the road so we can be prepared for it.

The Polar Vortex hasn’t been all bad

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Devote days with uncomfortable weather conditions to get caught up on farm bookwork and plans for the coming weeks.

Pasture renovation is just around the corner

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The snow and cold remain, but that will soon change.

Even though it’s winter, there’s still plenty of pasture work to be done

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

With the colder temperatures and calving season upon us, the nutrient requirement for momma cows is soon to be at its peak demand.

Sorghum-sudangrass a summer alternative for feed and fuel

Thursday, January 2, 2014

By CHRIS PENROSE and CLIF LITTLE Sorghum-sudangrass hybrids are warm season annual forages that look like sudangrass in growth but are generally taller, with larger stems and leaves. They are bred for productivity, high yielding and can grow to 15 feet without lodging. Sorghum-sudangrass can be grazed, green chopped, baled for hay, silage, haylage, cover […]

What are you waiting for? Novel endophyte fescue seed worth a look

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Despite the fact that it is a bit more expensive to plant novel endophyte fescue seed, you can offset the cost of establishing novel endophyte fescue by increasing livestock efficiency.

Some fall forage management tips to try

Thursday, November 28, 2013

It’s hard to believe we’ve nearly reached the end of November! The leaves are falling, grain harvest is nearing completion, and it’s time to give some consideration to your pastures as we head into the cold winter months. Pastures provide an excellent source of feed for livestock and they must be managed for optimum quality […]

Grazing corn residue has nutrition and benefits for pastures in the fall

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Corn harvest continues across the state and for every bushel harvested there is between 14 to 16 pounds of corn residue dry matter left in the field. Graziers need to view that residue as a resource opportunity. In recent years, between 3.3 to 3.6 million acres of corn have been harvested for grain in Ohio. […]

Put information to work in your grazing plan

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Are you using all the tools in your toolbox? As this is my first time writing an article for All About Grazing. I wasn’t sure what to write about. I looked back over all the articles that everyone else had written and realized that about every topic I considered writing about had already been covered. […]

Steps to keep in mind when managing hay and pasture for this upcoming winter

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

This fall is the time to make the agronomic decisions needed for a successful grazing season next year.

Harvesting stockpiled fescue and improving forages and soil health

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Stockpiled fescue is forage allowed to grow and accumulate for future use, often during a forage deficit. It is common practice to harvest and store stockpiled-fescue as hay or silage, but the purposeful stockpiling of forage for grazing at a later time is a new concept for many livestock producers. Nearly any grass or legume […]

Are your fields tired? Give them a rest

Thursday, August 8, 2013

How are your hay and pasture fields doing this summer? There has been so much rain in many areas this year that some may be just finishing up first cutting hay. I have talked with many farmers this summer that have mentioned their hay yields are down and pastures have not been as productive as […]

Summer grazing is in full swing (but it’s not too early to think winter)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Wow, have you been watching the grass grow? Once we got some rain and a few warmer days, it seems that the forage plants began racing to see which ones could get the tallest and head out first. Yes, I said head out. Almost every pasture field and hay field I have visited in the […]

Intensive grazing takes management with a capital M

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The amount of proper Management is what determines how successful forage production will be in a grazing system.

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