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Forage Types

Hay, silage and pasture is your business, and it's our focus. Take your operation to the next level with the help of our comprehensive and practical information, education and technology about various forage types.

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When scouting cornfields this summer, don’t forget your silage crops. Monitoring silage fields for weeds, diseases and insects and then taking proper corrective action can help maximize forage quality and tonnage at harvest time.

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Triticale (trit-e-kay-lee) has made significant gains in acreage over the past decade. In the southern Great Plains, over 400 truckloads of seed were sold in 2009. A good amount of those acres are being grown for silage, mostly to be fed by dairies.

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Alfalfa is an important forage for dairy cows because it provides fiber that effectively stimulates chewing while also providing energy and protein for milk production.

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Sheep producers should set annual goals for the forage and pasture grazing system. Under most farm circumstances a forage grazing plan will require several years to implement selected goals.

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Recent increases in production input prices, coupled with lower output prices, have adversely affected the profitability of beef cattle operations.

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Do you consider yourself a beef producer or a grass producer?

For a long time, many cattle ranchers considered beef production Job No. 1.

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