The most important number to review on a forage analysis is the ADF or NDF content of a forage on a dry matter basis not crude protein.
One of the “normal” elements of this highly abnormal time is the fact that hay-making season soon will commence throughout most of the country.
Healthy soils are as important as cattle health for ranch success.
Fescue is hardy, but can harbor a fungus that causes health issues for cattle. It also crowds out native plants, which can harm pollinator populations. A Virginia Tech study aims
Weather challenges in 2019 led to many questions about the quantity and quality of hay production and supply heading into 2020.
Hay tainted by a toxic beetle is blamed for the deaths of at least 13 horses and illnesses to dozens of others on a Wisconsin ranch.
Looking to 2020, regional supply and demand will continue to be the driving force behind the swing in hay acres and prices.