Category Archives: Hay Clippings Blog

Winter Forage Conference GOING VIRTUAL! December 10, 2020

There’s still time to register, and tune into the Virtual KSU/KSFGC Winter Forage Conference that will be held next Thursday, December 10, 2020, beginning at 9:00 am CST. The program will feature agricultural specialists addressing several forage topics including, pasture … Continue reading

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Research on late summer, early fall controlled rangeland burning looks convincing

MANHATTAN, Kan. – For years, ranchers on the High Plains have used controlled burning, traditionally during the spring, to impede the growth of invasive plants on rangelands. In many ways, it’s been effective. The practice helps control weedy plants that … Continue reading

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Cattle Chat: Using crop residue as a beef cattle feed source

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Most cattle producers will agree that hauling feed and delivering hay to the cattle in the winter can be labor intensive and expensive. Experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute point to grazing crop residues … Continue reading

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Winter Forage Conference GOING VIRTUAL! December 10, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan.— The annual Winter Forage Conference hosted by the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council and Kansas State University has been switched to a totally virtual event and will not take place in Great Bend. The event will still occur … Continue reading

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11-24-2020 Hay Report

*** DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, THE NEXT REPORT WILL BE ISSUED TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH, 2020*** Hay market prices were steady with an undertone of strength, while demand remained strong. Movement was good for those who have not been affected … Continue reading

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KFGC & Kansas State University to Host Winter Forage Conference, December 10 in Great Bend 

MANHATTAN, Kan.— Mark Your Calendars! The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council and Kansas State University will host their annual Winter Forage Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at the Great Bend Events Center – … Continue reading

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11-17-2020 Hay Market Report

****DUE TO LAST WEEK’S VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY, THE FOLLOWING IS A REPRINT OF THE NOVEMBER 10TH REPORT. NEXT PUBLISHED REPORT WILL BE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24TH, 2020.**** Hay market prices were steady while demand and amount of hay traded backed off … Continue reading

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2021 ALFALFA VARIETY RATINGS – HOT OFF THE PRESS

The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) released the 2021 edition of itspopular “Alfalfa Variety Ratings – Winter Survival, Fall Dormancy & Pest Resistant Ratings for Alfalfa Varieties” – a useful tool for hay and dairy farmers, extension specialists, agri-business … Continue reading

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Is hay marketing on par with your haymaking?

By Mike Rankin There are plenty of exceptional haymakers across the U.S.; however, for commercial hay growers or those who simply have extra inventory to sell, haymaking is only half of the equation. There’s also hay marketing to deal with. … Continue reading

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Consider Annuals to Avoid Summer Shortages

-Story by C.J. Weddle During the dog days of summer, cool-season grasses slack off in productivity, but this period is prime performance time for summer annuals. Supplementing your permanent pastures with summer annuals will help curb forage shortfalls. Rocky Lemus, … Continue reading

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