Category Archives: Hay Clippings Blog

Kansas Hay Market Report

HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING May 1st . . . . .Hay market prices were mostly steady across the state. Alfalfa hay price was steady in the southwest region but steady to 10.00 higher … Continue reading

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Would you participate in a grazing exchange community? Let us know!

The Kansas Soil Health Alliance is evaluating the interest and feasibility of a Grazing Exchange.  Using an account on their website, you would be able to create a listing and/or browse listings of those who have livestock available to graze, … Continue reading

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Ranch management and drought monitoring

KSU BEEFTIPS – by Walt Fick, Extension Rangeland Specialist Drought in the Great Plains is a normal occurrence and inevitable.  Drought occurs when an area receives less than 75% normal precipitation.  Kansas is likely to have a drought 3 out of … Continue reading

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Pasture and Forage Minute: Deciphering a Hay Test

By Ben Beckman While typically lower on the lab results, the mineral makeup of forages is no less important than the protein and energy portions we discussed previously. Mineral supplementation can be a big expense in operations, so knowing how to … Continue reading

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Finishing Beef Calves On-Farm

By Paul Beck, Oklahoma State University Extension Beef Cattle Nutrition Specialist COWCALF CORNER – Rural landowners are often interested in raising livestock to slaughter for personal consumption, local marketing or for normal commodity markets. There are several options producers can … Continue reading

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Managing Cattle Grazing Distribution: It’s Not As Simple As It Sounds (USDA-ARS)

Grazing is an agricultural term to describe the natural behavior of cattle moving across pastures and rangelands as they consume different plants. Surprisingly, grazing cattle are selective about where and which plants they will eat, and land managers consider grazing … Continue reading

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KDA webinar provided information for agricultural employers filling H-2A positions.

YOU’RE HIRED: A recent Kansas Department of Agriculture webinar brought helpful tips to the state’s ag employers trying to navigate the Farm Worker Modernization Act. The act allows them to hire H-2A temporary foreign workers for their farms and businesses.KDA … Continue reading

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5 things you should know when using temporary electric fencing

PROGRESSIVE CATTLE – Electric fencing changed the game for cattle producers and sustainability on pastureland. Selecting the correct type of fencing for your operational goals impacts the efficiency of your forage and protects resources on your land. Temporary electric fencing … Continue reading

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USDA NASS County Cropland Data Layer for 2020 Now Available on the AgManager Website

The 2020 Cropland Data Layer (CDL) was released Feb 1, 2021, and Kansas State Statistician Doug Bounds then created 105 downloadable county maps and made them available on the KSU Ag Manager site in March. The Cropland Data Layer is … Continue reading

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US Dairy Forage Webinar Series (April 21) “Can certain hybrid traits and fertilizer management improve corn silage yield when intercropped with alfalfa”

Please join us on April 21st, at 3p.m. CDT for Dr. Swetabh Patel’s seminar titled “Can certain hybrid traits and fertilizer management improve corn silage yield when intercropped with alfalfa” Join ZoomGov Meeting https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16141396271 Meeting ID: 161 4139 6271 One tap … Continue reading

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