Here we are in December and I see livestock in numerous pastures where there is no grass left to eat.
The dairy replacements are the foundation of any dairy enterprise. They are the future of your dairy herd and will be one of the major factors that will determine continued improved herd performance.
I have had numerous dairy graziers tell me their cows did not milk well this summer. “Why didn’t my cows milk as well this summer, and how could I have supplemented them?” The answers are not simple, but I have some suggestions.
August is the month to begin planning your fall/winter grazing.
By the end of August many practices will have to be implemented in order to maximize forage production.
Grazing expert tells you what to do now to prepare for winter feeding.
Grazing expert Pat Dyer says it’s time to get serious about management for the rest of the year.
Managing grazing can have a greater effect on the pasture than any other part of pasture management.
Grazing guru Dean Slates recommends taking a critical look at your grazing resources.
Major differences show among groups of above-average dairy graziers. Is your dairy doing all that’s possible to up efficiency and production?
Spring is one of the most difficult times of the year to properly manage forages. Read more in this week’s “All About Grazing” column.
Jeff McCutcheon walks graziers through springtime pasture starts and management.
Do your pastures need nitrogen fertilizer? Learn more about the best times to apply.
Ryegrass can contain toxic levels of endophyte, says Dave Barker, this week’s columnist.
When seeding directly to pasture, there are some guidelines to follow that help to ensure success.
From one extreme to another, farmers have had it all.
Twenty-three acres of forage will provide grazing for at least 50 days for the 24 dairy heifers at Ohio State’s Waterman Dairy Farm.
This week’s All About Grazing column: Looking ahead could pay bigger dividends than anything else you do in preparing for winter.
The heart of grazing livestock is finding the balance between what the animal needs and what pastures can produce.
Most Ohio winters are relatively mild, but do you have a grazing plan in case your buried in deep snow?
Wayne County Extension Agent Tom Noyes shares numbers crunched on New York dairies.