• Chicory: Improved varieties are a pasture option Read More
  • Ruby Ridge Dairy redefines silage standards Read More
  • Private forage discussion groups Read More
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September 1, 2014


In This Issue

  • Corn stover as forage
  • Privatized forage discussion groups
  • Producer survey
  • Reducing pasture bloat with sainfoin


  • Some good pasture still may be available this fall – from your alfalfa fields! Alfalfa can provide considerable, high-quality grazing this fall. Grazing avoids the problem of slow curing hay that often occurs during the fall, and it eliminates the cost of baling.

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  • If you are facing hay shortages this winter, forage specialist Garry D. Lacefield says having your hay tested should be a top priority.

    “Once you know the hay quality on your farm, then you will be able to balance a ration that may include less expensive commodity feeds. Without a hay test, you are only guessing,” he said. Lacefield is with the University of Kentucky Extension.

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  • Research results from the Northeast, Corn Belt, Gulf states, Great Plains, Intermountain and Pacific Northwest all agree: Pastures that receive a significant amount of their production from legumes are more profitable than nitrogen-fertilized pastures.

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