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Now is the time to review management practices to prevent possible botulism and listeriosis health risks associated with poor quality small grain baleage.

If hay is harvested year after year and not fertilized, production will decrease substantially.

The essential principles are to avoid overgrazing the grass plant and to provide a rest period that allows the plant to regrow to a target grazing height.

Livestock also generate nutrients that can be used by your crops if we can apply them in a way that they are available to the plant.

Livestock that consume endophyte-infected fescue may experience symptoms associated with ergot alkaloid toxicity. Long-term exposure to tall grass fescue containing toxic endophytes may lead to fescue foot and fat necrosis.

When water quality is compromised cattle will not receive the proper nutrition that they need to grow, regulate their body temperature, reproduce and digest as well as many other bodily functions.

It is estimated that flies cost U.S. livestock producers $700,000 to $1,000,000 dollars annually.

Basic pasture management principles are as important, if not more so, during periods of dry weather.

Soil testing can make a big difference for your pasture growth.

Grass tetany is a metabolic or nutritional condition in dairy, beef cattle and sheep with low blood levels of magnesium that typically occurs in the spring.