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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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Fall is a good time to consider evaluating existing alfalfa stands to estimate what stand conditions might be present next spring. Assessing stands in the fall helps to identify potentially weakened stands that will become more prone to winter injury.

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Recently, a producer posted a question on the Dairy-L listserv regarding partially frosted corn for silage. Progressive Forage Grower asked Bill Mahanna at Pioneer, who responded to the producer, to provide more information on the subject.

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Fall alfalfa field management can have a substantial impact on next year’s spring growth and harvest potential.

Late fall cuttings
Poor fall harvest timing can negatively affect stored root food reserves, which can lead to poor winter survival. Given the cooler temperatures that are typical during the fall, it generally takes about six weeks for alfalfa to regrow and store adequate root reserves for winter survival.

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It’s a drought-tolerant, water- sipping, high-yielding, and versatile forage. It’s sorghum, and it’s becoming the go-to feed for many livestock producers and dairymen.

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Management-intensive grazing (MiG) is the process by which farmers can maximize the natural harvesting ability of their animals year-round when compared with continuous grazing, which typically requires feed supplementation from late fall until spring.

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The cost of nitrogen (N) fertilizer has vacillated in recent years, but because production is linked to energy costs, the trend has mostly been upward.

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