Friday, August 23, 2019
All About Grazing

All About Grazing

Recently, a local hay producer asked what hay was worth. Of course, each forage producer will have a different cost of production.After he told...

Fall is in the air and Jack Frost will certainly arrive soon. Each year after the first hard frost, I usually answer phone calls...

How can farmers deal with making hay and getting it dry between rains? This is a challenge at times, but there are some proven techniques to speed drying that can help shorten the window between cutting and storing the forage.

This is the time of year to evaluate your hay and pasture fields to determine if they need to be reseeded. First and foremost, you need to make sure the pH and fertility is adequate for the forages you want to plant. If it is not, the new seeding could germinate then die or never produce to its potential.

The time to plant may be now. With weather like we are having, you may think this is a crazy statement, but it is...

Many pastures in Ohio contain tall fescue as one of the cool-season plants which make up our pasture's mix. Tall fescue is a persistent...

By Chris PenroseNow that we have up most of our hay for the year, we can start to determine if there will be enough...
poison hemlock

Every year I get questions from livestock owners regarding poisonous plants; either for identification or for information on how to manage around a known poisonous plant.

What's the best pasture mix for llamas and alpacas? They're not picky, but an Ohio State grazing expert offers tips in this week's All About Grazing column.

Learn more about how water intake and quality is directly related to livestock size.
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