May 30 2024
The growing season is off to an unexpected start
May 13 2024
Hoard’s Dairyman Editor Abby Bauer was joined by Luiz Ferraretto, an assistant professor and extension specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. to discuss silage inoculants
March 21 2024
When it comes to crop inputs, price volatility has been a popular topic of conversation this year among many growers
March 18 2024
Nothing ever stays the same, and if we look at agriculture and beyond, the world has undergone tremendous change over the last two centuries
Feb. 1 2024
Great forages are the foundation for precision feed management, said Joe Lawrence during a Cornell Cooperative Extension webinar
Jan. 29 2024
In a few weeks, winter annual grasses or small grain grasses will accelerate their growth, and the harvest of small grain grasses for silage will begin
Dec. 1 2023
My love of farming and strong work ethic trace back to summers spent making hay on my uncle’s farm
Nov. 13 2023
A feed and forage outlook for the year aheadpresented by: Hay & Forage Grower’s Managing Editor Mike Rankin and the University of Illinois’ Mike Hutjenssponsored by KuhnFarmers faced a my
Nov. 6 2023
Providing a third-party yield and quality evaluation of dozens of hybrids each year is a large undertaking, and to get the most value from this effort, each year we ask ourselves what other information...
Oct. 30 2023
This year had an impact on farmers across the US. Speaking specifically to the growing season and crop year, it’s abundantly clear that growing conditions in 2023 influenced the resulting alfalfa
Oct. 25 2023
It wasn’t until I moved to Wisconsin following college that I truly understood what it meant to try to farm in a place where winter seems to last from November to May
Oct. 15 2023
Dairy farmers are constantly seeking sustainable and cost-effective feed options for their cows. While alfalfa is a popular forage source, at times it can be expensive and limited by its availability
Oct. 12 2023
While I had planned to write about a different topic this week, I decided I had to share a comical moment from my day instead
Sept. 27 2023
The weather is cooling, the leaves are starting to turn, and football is back. For dairy enthusiasts, that all means two things: corn silage harvest is underway or complete, and World Dairy Expo will be...
Sept. 21 2023
With corn silage harvest underway or starting soon, in many areas the main focus is on optimizing the yield and nutritional value of this important feed ingredient, and rightly so. Trusting that plans...
Sept. 15 2023
Regardless of the cropping season, now is a great time to think about how you can maximize your herd’s response to the forages you’ve harvested. Proper grouping and allocation of forages is...
Sept. 14 2023
Whether it’s the order of crops and fields to harvest or simply getting machinery where it’s needed and loads timed out correctly, harvest is essentially a thoughtfully planned symphony in...
Sept. 11 2023
There are several reasons why fall is my favorite time of the year. Dropping temperatures, cooler mornings, turning leaves, and perhaps most importantly, football. To be sure, the September games can feel...
Sept. 7 2023
In Alan Jackson’s song, “Summertime Blues,” he discusses how, as a teenager, you work all summer and do not have the opportunity to enjoy it. That perspective most likely resonates with...
Sept. 6 2023
It’s harvest time — or soon will be — for corn silage in many dairy areas