Category Archives: Hay Clippings Blog

Fall…Now Is The Time Improve Cow Condition?

By Justin Waggoner, Beef Systems Specialist, Garden City KSU BeefTips – As the forage in our pastures becomes more brown than green in appearance it is not uncommon to notice a few thin cows within the herd. As forage quality declines in … Continue reading

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2020 Kansas Summer Annual Forage Hay and Silage Variety Trial final report

In 2020, summer annual forage variety trials were conducted across Kansas near Garden City, Hays, and Scandia. All sites evaluated hay and silage entries. Companies were able to enter varieties into any possible combinations of research sites, so not all … Continue reading

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LATE SUMMER PASTURE WEEDS

By Ben Beckman Late summer always seems like a time when weeds can become quite noticeable in pastures.  Are you prepared to handle this late-summer nuisance? Perennial weeds like western ragweed, ironweed, and verbena, as well as annual weeds like horseweed, … Continue reading

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HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 14TH . . . . .

Hay market prices remain mostly steady for both alfalfa and grass hay. Demand is fair to good however trades remain slow for grinder hay and ground and delivered. Most Producers report hot and dry conditions continuing with many dryland crops, … Continue reading

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The Latest from KSU Entomology

Grasshoppers increasing in Western Kansas; Fall Webworm; Fall Armyworm; Worms, Worms, Worms (Fall armyworm, armyworm, Alfalfa caterpillar); Grasshoppers; and the Bug Joke of the Week. READ MORE

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Four Day Grazing Seminar, September 7-10

Join us for any or all days of this Four Day Grazing Seminar with Jim Gerrish in Salina, KS on September 7th-10th!   Registration each day is from 8:00AM – 9:00AM and the workshop is from 9:00AM – 4:00PM.    This … Continue reading

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Field day to showcase cover crop management for livestock producers – August 24

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A Lot has Happened in 30 Years!

In June of 1991, a meeting was called by representatives of state and national agricultural, conservation, wildlife, and scientific organizations leading to the establishment of the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative. Twenty-two states were represented at the meeting. During this first … Continue reading

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HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 7TH . . . . .

Hay market prices remain mostly steady for alfalfa and steady for grass hay. There has been great concern over the worsening drought in Kansas. Producers state that things are getting pretty dry and, in some cases, if they do not … Continue reading

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FROM THE BCI PODCAST: Purchase Hay or Sell

Question: Purchase Hay or Sell A listener asks the team of experts if they are better off to grow their own hay or purchase it from someone else. Listen in as the group discusses the financial considerations for that decision … Continue reading

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