Tuesday, May 17, 2022
All About Grazing

All About Grazing

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.

The time of the year when frost seeding is most effective in Ohio will not be here until February or March.

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

Learn the basics of raising pigs on pasture and decide if it's right for your operation.

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...
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.

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

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...

In the ideal world, they need to be able to hold in or deter livestock, but be able to allow water and debris to pass during periods of high water.