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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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Being able to measure forage mass available for grazing is needed for pasture budgeting. Forage height is one way to estimate forage mass when calibrated for the stand being grazed.

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Nitrogen (N) plays a key role in growing healthy, productive pastures. It is often the most limiting nutrient in grasses. Adding N fertilizers to pastures is one approach to boost productivity. While many fertilizers contain N, which formulation supplies the best yield and economic returns on irrigated pasture?

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What are your goals and objectives of producing cover crops? That is typically the first question I ask farmers when they start asking or talking about cover crops.

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Challenging growing conditions have created potential shortages in silage stocks over the past few years, which has sparked interest in putting up alternative silage crops, some more creative than others.

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Antibiotic resistance has become a nightmare situation that requires urgent attention; according to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 3 million cases of antibiotic-resistant pathogens are reported each year, leading to 35,000 deaths in the U.S.

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Forage quality is of paramount importance to modern dairy operations where efficient production of home-grown forages drives profitability. With the price of alfalfa hay on the rise, and availability decreasing, a focus on producing and feeding quality over quantity has been a primary factor for producers looking to make milk versus “buying it.”

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