• Cutting irrigated hay costs by using soybeans Read More
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November 15, 2014


In This Issue

  • Can you afford to own hay equipment?
  • Fitting annual forages into a crop rotation
  • Grazing for soil health
  • What lower-lignin alfalfa means to growers


  • There isn’t a much more sickening feeling than to watch a group of hungry cows start falling over dead after feeding them a fresh bale of hay. Yet, that’s exactly what can happen when hay containing a high concentration of nitrates is fed incorrectly.

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  • Hay is an important part of beef cattle nutrition in most operations. Good-quality hay is high in energy and, depending upon plant composition and amount of fertilization, it can be high in protein. It is used to replace depleted nutrients in standing forages during winter months and periods of prolonged drought.

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  • Silage makes an excellent feed for ruminant animals. However, feeding silage is much different than feeding hay. Silage, because it is much wetter than hay, is much more susceptible to deterioration.

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