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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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Nitrate poisoning – we have all heard the term and we have all heard the stories of cows that seem perfectly healthy one minute and are down the next. In this article we will discuss scenarios that can lead to potential nitrate poisoning and how to handle forages with high nitrates once you have identified them.

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Forage is the foundation of all diets for ruminants. In addition to supplying nutrition for many different types of livestock, forages contribute to healthy biosystems and the overall ecosystem, providing shelter and food to animal species and preventing the erosion of soils and the contamination of waterways and other riparian habitat.

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In recent years, cover crops have gained popularity throughout many parts of the nation. Much research has been done evaluating their use in cropping systems and their utility in improving soil health. More recently, more research has started investigating their usefulness as a forage source.

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Roundup Ready (RR) alfalfa is a popular weed management strategy for Western alfalfa producers. Aside from issues related to exporting an RR alfalfa crop to some countries, most growers seem pleased with the technology.

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Our creator designed this world to operate through interwoven functions of biological components, which collectively form an ecosystem. Ecosystems function more efficiently when organism populations remain in balance with each other.

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