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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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We’ve all had one in our herd now and again; I call mine Big Bertha.

She’s not the boss cow. That’s because she’s just too big and too slow to be bothered with defending her territory to be first in line to the barn.

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In Nebraska and many areas of the Midwest, summer pasture is a hot commodity – and often harder to find or more expensive than winter feed.

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Sorghum has been referred to as the lazy man’s crop. That isn’t a reflection on anyone’s work ethic, but rather refers to the fact that there are multiple ways to harvest or feed sorghum and any one of them will wait in the field without detriment to the crop at the expense of (or while possibly losing) another crop.

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Converting pastures from toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue to novel endophyte-infected tall fescue can be a difficult and complex task, given the hardiness of this grass-fungal association and the pervasiveness of toxic endophyte-infected seed.

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For most grain and livestock producers, the only time you want to hear “frosted” and “corn” in the same sentence is when you are thinking about breakfast cereals. However, due to late planting in many areas and cooler than normal temperatures in August, frosted corn may be a reality in many locations. Will your crop mature before it frosts?

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Without question, the interest in cover crops is for soil health benefits. However, using cover crops as a tool to improve soil health is a long-term investment with additional costs of production. It is necessary to understand that changes in soil health resulting from cover crop management can take several years or decades to happen.

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