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.
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.
“The reality is, bale density, or the hardness of the bale, has a heck of a lot to do with your return on investment.”
Dilution of fescue pastures by interseeding novel fescue is one way to solve the problem of toxic summer pastures.