Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Plan ahead for the winter season to keep your cows in an adequate Body Condition Score (BCS) range prior to calving.
forages

Forage nutrient analysis reveals nutrient content to determines forage value, which influences livestock feed amounts and the ability to preserve forages.
foxtail

Foxtail is infamous for seeds that get caught in the gums of livestock, leading to feed rejection and potential infections. Learn how to combat this weed.
Horse eating hay

Learn how to recognize the symptoms of giving mold feed to livestock and minimize the impact it has on your farm.
baler and round bales

Having your forages analyzed is the only way to determine if hay will meet an animal's nutrient requirements during the winter.
goat drinking water

Learn what the most common water quality problems affecting livestock production are and how they could affect your herd.
electric fence

Depending on your unique situation, the benefits of investing in fence may outweigh the benefits of acquiring more machinery for the farm.
Quality feed

Gain a better understanding of how new beef industry requirements have impacted antibiotic and ionophore usage in cattle over the past three years.
rape field

Learn how to meet the nutritional needs of ruminants, lacking in this year's hay crop, by planting some veggies to graze this fall.
Oats fields

Learn more about an allergic syndrome that a producer can develop after getting bitten by a fairly new (to the Midwest) tick invader —the Lone Star tick.