Thursday, May 25, 2017

What should you consider when trying to accomplish diversity and inclusiveness on the farm? Columnist Ed Brown lays out the benefits and concerns.

Many times livestock show a preference for forbs, legumes or one type of grass over another. This preference can be species dependent or an animal's custom.

Each livestock species has a tool or set of tools that help it gather food, grind and swallow.

Sacrifice areas may limit damage to our total pasture acreages, but the damage done to these areas can be significant.

Livestock that consume endophyte-infected fescue may experience symptoms associated with ergot alkaloid toxicity. Long-term exposure to tall grass fescue containing toxic endophytes may lead to fescue foot and fat necrosis.

How do you know how much hay, grain, and pasture your animals need? A hay test is a great place to start.

Learn more about the factors that cause hay nutrient degradation — some can be lowered.

Learn more about keeping your pastures healthy post-harvest and planning for the ensuing planting season.
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A guide to successfully navigating through an oil and gas lease for farmers.

Learn more about keeping your pasture healthy through the winter.
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