Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Animals need alternative food sources to get the higher amounts of fiber they typically get from hay. Learn what can be substituted.

With forage shortages throughout much of the nation, farmers considering crops for prevented plant acres should look to alfalfa.

Learn more about realistic forage options for acres that have either not been planted, or have had planted crops damaged by too much rain.

If we harvest forages as soon as possible on wet soils what are the consequences? Get the answers in this week's All About Grazing column.

Learn more about common forage-related disorders — bloat, grass tetany and nitrate poisoning — to prevent livestock from getting ill or dying.

When some forages freeze, changes in their metabolism and composition can be toxic to ruminant livestock, causing prussic acid poisoning and bloat.

Using livestock to make later cuttings of hay is one of the best opportunities producers have to reduce costs and make more profit year after year.

Are you scouting your forage crops for disease this fall? This may not be the first item on a producer's to-do list, but it's important.

Grazing winter cover crops can provide winter forage for livestock, increase soil biology and organic matter and decrease soil erosion and nutrient runoff.

In order to maintain control of your forage system in an uncontrollable world, you need to be good at being both proactive and reactive.
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