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Growing Concern in the Dairy Industry Regarding Forage Inventory

There is growing concern in the dairy industry about forage inventory. Specifically, the lack of high-quality forage. Thankfully, there are options that can stretch forage inventory and allow for lower quality forages to be used without negatively impacting milk yields. This is good news for the dairy industry already dealing with poor economic conditions. Read more to know about Growing concern in the dairy industry regarding forage inventory.

 
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Consult Crop Insurance Provider Regarding Delayed and Prevented Planting Fields

There are times when planting acres is simply not an option for farmers. This is the case in many parts of the Midwest after historic flooding. Click here to read more details on this topic.

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What to Consider When Making Your Own Baleage

One great way to reduce waste and to shorten the amount of time to harvest is to make your own baleage. If done correctly, such a project can increase the quality of feed without being a financial burden. However, it is essential to understand the steps that need to be taken to make quality baleage so that the time and resources put into doing so do not go to waste. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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Cows at Risk of Death from High Nitrate Levels

Feeding cattle poor-quality hay is never a good option. In fact, feeding cows poor-quality hay that contains too much nitrate can be a fatal mistake. Click here to read more detais on this topic.

 
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How Much Water is Required for Livestock?

The feed requirements of livestock is carefully considered by producers and much time, energy and research goes into determining those requirements. But are these same producers as concerned with the water requirements of livestock? Read more to know how much water is required for livestock.

 
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Four Ways to Prevent Heat Stress in Cattle

After a long, cold winter, it is difficult to imagine scorching heat. However, summer is almost upon us. As always, being prepared ahead of time makes managing the impact of heat on cattle easier and more effective. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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How You Feed Your Cattle in the Winter May Improve Overall Soil Fertility

For years, the beef industry has been forced to reduce input costs due to small profit margins. Further, significant variations in financial returns means that management decisions vary greatly from year to year. Read more to know how you feed your cattle in the winter may improve overall soil fertility.

 
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Can Feeding Schedules Impact Timing of Calving?

Producers who supervise first-calf heifers throughout the night say it does wonders to protect their bottom line. And while it certainly helps with calf mortality, some experts suggest that such supervision doesn’t have to take place late at night and into the wee hours the morning. Click here to read more details on this topic.

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Six Factors that Determine Whether Your Horses are Being Fed High-Quality Hay

A typical horse’s diet is comprised of anywhere from 50 to 90 percent forage. Of that percentage, a good deal is hay. In light of these facts, quality hay is critical to a horse’s health. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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Reading a Hay Analysis

Forage and feed testing involve measuring nutrient levels in forages and feeds. This process is one of the most important feed and forage management tools. Read more to know about reading a hay analysis.

 
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How Much Hay are Your Cows Wasting

If you are asking yourself how many pounds of hay your cows are eating each day, you are asking yourself the wrong question. You should be asking how much hay your cows are wasting every day. Read more to know how much hay are your cows wasting.

 
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New Year’s Predictions for Hay Prices

Agricultural markets are notoriously difficult to predict. A sudden change in weather or the implementation of some new economic policy may send ripples that affect the price of a variety of agricultural products, among them hay. Read more to know about new year''s predictions for hay prices.

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How to Survive a Temporary Shortage of Quality Hay

Hay is a great way to feed livestock, but sometimes conditions outside of your control might result in a shortage of quality hay. Lack of precipitation or particularly cold winters may limit your access to good hay, so it is important to understand what alternatives exist for feed. Read more to know how to survive a temporary shortage of quality hay.

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Forage Crops Unfairly Losing Ground in the Ag Industry

Forage crops promote clean air and water as well as reduce erosion and flooding. Despite this, most people are unaware of the importance of these crops. For example, domestic food security is enhanced by perennial forages grow on land that cannot support row crops. Read more to know about forage crops unfairly ground in the ag industry.

 
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Clovers Key to Nitrogen-Rich Pastures

Savvy forage producers know that adding legumes to grass pastures and hayfields can go a long way toward decreasing the need for nitrogen fertilizer. While there are a variety of benefits to planting clovers, many producers are surprised to learn that making nitrogen isn’t one of them. Read more to know about clovers key to nitrogen-rich pastures

 
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