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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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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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The allocation of financial resources relative to expected financial return is crucial to farm profitability. As graziers evaluate opportunities, they need to evaluate expected returns, too.

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Weeds are one of the biggest problems in tall fescue pastures and hayfields. Buttercup, musk thistle, buckhorn plantain and horsenettle are just a few of the weeds that can move quickly into fields and cause production losses. There are several things that can be done to minimize the problems.

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