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Alfalfa consolidation rules the day

HAY & FORAGE GROWER – The alfalfa seed industry has gone through a massive makeover in the past 20 years. There are significantly fewer seed marketers, breeding programs, and the number of university testing trials is down to a precious … Continue reading

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Progressive Cattle: Bad Cows Break Budget

The connection between cattle behavior and your bottom line. To view article, click the photo provided below!

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Estimating Hay Needs for the Upcoming Winter

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Each fall, cow/calf producers have that question lurking in the back of their mind:  “Do we have enough hay stored to get through the winter?”  Winter hay needs will vary dramatically … Continue reading

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06 October 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade slow and prices remained steady for all hay types in all regions. Hay movement increased slightly over the past week but remains sluggish. Open weather, across much of the Plains and Midwest, favored agricultural fieldwork but further … Continue reading

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Join other graziers from across the state of Kansas in a telephone conversation this Monday, October 12

KGLC – Join other graziers from across the state of Kansas in a telephone conversation with grazing management experts Barry Barber, Gary Kilgore and Keith Harmoney on the second Monday of each month, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.  These informal … Continue reading

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Small grain forage options for this fall

KSU Agronomy eUpdate – Small grain forages can be a profitable option for producers. They can be planted in the fall and either terminated or grazed out in the early spring, allowing time to plant a summer row crop if … Continue reading

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29 September 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade slow and prices remained steady for all hay types in all regions. Hay movement increased slightly over the past week but remains sluggish. Fall officially arrived on the 22nd, but you would not have known that on … Continue reading

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Control woody plants on rangeland: Basal bark and cut-stump herbicide applications

MANATTAN – Late summer and fall can be an excellent time to treat unwanted stands of woody plants. Scattered stands of individual trees should either be treated individually using the basal bark method (for labeled plants less than 4-6 inches in … Continue reading

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BIG 2020 SIGNUP NUMBERS FOR CRP GRASSLANDS

A herd of cattle graze in field. Credit: USDA NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE AG COALITION – In July 2020, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that it accepted around 1.2 million new acres into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands initiative. These … Continue reading

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15 SEPTEMBER 2020 KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT

Hay market trade slow. Prices remained steady for all hay types in all regions. Much cooler temperatures and rain moved across the state last week with areas reporting anywhere from 1/4” to 4.5” inches and temperatures reaching into the mid … Continue reading

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