Fall is an excellent time of the year for stockpiling fescue for delayed grazing.
Over the years we have seen hay go from being taken to the barn loose, to small square bales put in a barn, to small round bales being made to feed right out of the baler.
Fall is a critical season for the perennial pasture plant.
A reminder to improve next year’s pasture … right now.
There has been much discussion over the past several years about whether livestock should be completely excluded from grazing along stream banks, partially excluded, or whether it makes a difference in the water quality.
Limiting water intake reduces animal performance quicker and more drastically than any other nutrient deficiency.
The scope of a pipeline company’s activities may impact your farm operation for a long time to come. Don’t rush anything, and get it in writing! Tips for landowners.
Technology, while costly, can make a big difference in your forage crop.
Hay handling tips that can keep your supply in good shape.
After a cool, wet start to spring, here’s what graziers need to know.
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 […]
Farmers want to know when better weather is going to stay for good, rather than just visit like an out of town relative.
The key to successful grazing is trying to predict what is down the road so we can be prepared for it.
Devote days with uncomfortable weather conditions to get caught up on farm bookwork and plans for the coming weeks.
The snow and cold remain, but that will soon change.
With the colder temperatures and calving season upon us, the nutrient requirement for momma cows is soon to be at its peak demand.
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 […]
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.
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 […]