Category Archives: Hay Clippings Blog

OSU Cow-Calf Corner: Improving Hay Feeding Efficiency by David Lalman

Many agricultural economists believe that finding ways to minimize the amount of hay fed to cow-calf enterprise is one of many keys to profitability. In the past 50 years, hay production has steadily increased while the cow inventory has stayed … Continue reading

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UNL Pasture and Forage Minute Archive

Deciphering a Hay Test: Moisture by Ben Beckman Getting hay tested for nutrient quality is critical to make sure you get the most out of the feedstuffs you possess. One having your hay tested, the next step is deciphering the … Continue reading

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Kansas State University: Grazing Crop Residues

Now that harvest is complete, it may not be odd to see cattle turned out on fields. Crop fields can provide cattle with essential nutrients but must be managed correctly by avoiding acidosis and nitrate toxicity. Experts believe it is … Continue reading

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Transporting cows to stalks- Ben Beckman

During the winter it can be hard to decide what to feed cattle. Producers have a wide variety of forage and feed sources to choose from, with unique costs and benefits for each. With dry conditions in the western U.S. … Continue reading

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Hay and Forage Grower: Forage quality drives cattle consumption

As winter soon begins, many cow-calf producers will shift cows from the pasture to feeding stored bales. Knowing how much hay cattle need is based on several factors, but the most important factor is the quality of hay. Knowing forage … Continue reading

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ALFALFA SOIL SAMPLING

By Brad Schick How did alfalfa fields fare this year? Drought, fall armyworms, and now fertilizer prices will affect what management decisions are made. This makes soil sampling this fall even more important. The fertility of our soils is essential to … Continue reading

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GRAZING STOCKPILED GRASS DURING WINTER

By Jerry Volesky Grazing stockpiled winter range or pastures has several benefits.  It is much less costly compared to feeding hay.   On native range, there is little risk of damage to the grasses because they are dormant and winter stocking … Continue reading

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A Forage and Feed Outlook Webinar: November 8

The award-winning Hoard’s Dairyman webinar series takes place the second Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m., central time. Hosted by the energetic Mike Hutjens of the University of Illinois, each short, one-hour webinar will include nationally-known and carefully selected … Continue reading

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Here Is Your Kansas Hay Market Report For The Week Ending October 23rd

Hay markets remain steady for alfalfa and grass hay along with trades remained fairly steady as well. Producers believe prices will not change significantly until cooler weather arrives. Warmer weather and soil moisture has allowed for many to finish putting … Continue reading

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Eating less meat won’t save the planet. Here’s why . . . .

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