Category Archives: Hay Clippings Blog

UNL- Pasture and Forage Minute

Removing Net Wrap and Twine by Jerry Volesky Whether we realize it or not, feeding hay is work. We will sometimes take shortcuts that can result in leaving behind some twine or net wrap on the bales. This can result … Continue reading

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Winter Forage Conference Wrap Up

A successful KSU/KSFGC Winter Forage Conference was hosted by Harvey County Extension on December 8th, 2022. “A big thanks goes to Ryan Flaming for hosting and Dale Helwig for all their work in pulling this together,” said Mark Nelson, KSFGC … Continue reading

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We need mental health awareness in Kansas agriculture community.

CJONLINE, Special to Gannett Kansas – As the secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, I regularly talk with farmers, ranchers, agribusiness owners, and other stakeholders across the state.Sadly, the issues of ag stress, mental health and even suicide have … Continue reading

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NRCS Updates Kansas Great Plains Grassland Initiative Factsheet

On Thursday, December 9, NRCS released an updated version of their fact sheet for Kansas Great Plains Grassland Initiative. GPGI Fact Sheet NRCS is adopting a new approach to address this widespread threat through the Kansas Great Plains Grassland Initiative … Continue reading

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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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KSU/KSFGC Winter Forage Conference, Dec. 8, Newton, KS

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