Pasture and Forage Minute: Mid-winter Cornstalk Grazing, Pasture Lease Drought Considerations
January 13, 2023
Extension educators discuss to how best graze cornstalks during the winter, and how to approach pasture leases when severe drought has affected forage production.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Snowy Grazing Concerns, Nutrient Loss in Baled Cornstalks
December 5, 2022
Extension educators focus on crop residue, including livestock grazing challenges after a snow or ice event, and calculating nutrient loss in baled cornstalks.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Cornstalk Quality after Precipitation, Alfalfa for Protein
November 22, 2022
This week, Jerry Volesky reviews cornstalk feed quality after rain and snow, and Brad Schick discusses the pros and cons of alfalfa as a supplemental protein.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Winter Range, Fertilized Cornstalks
November 8, 2022
Extension educators discuss ways to graze winter pastures and fertilized corn residue fields without risking livestock health or nutrition.
Consider Listing Your Corn Residue Acres on the Crop Residue Exchange
October 21, 2022
Due to ongoing extreme drought conditions, grazing needs are substantial this year. The Crop Residue Exchange helps facilitate a forage rental partnership between producers that can benefit both parties.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Corn Residue Options, Grazing Standing Corn
October 18, 2022
Extension Educator Ben Beckman discusses the pros and cons of grazing and baling corn residue, and how to best capture nutrients from grazing standing corn.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Baling Soybean Residue, Winterizing Alfalfa by Growing Degree Days
October 11, 2022
Higher hay prices and forage shortfalls have many producers considering baling soybean residue, but it's important to first analyze the cost effectiveness. Plus — concerns on nightshade and winterizing alfalfa.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Monitoring Hay Quality and Pests, Early Cornstalk Harvest
September 21, 2022
Extension educators cover the variables involved in testing hay quality and what pests may sneak in with your imported hay — plus, why harvesting some corn a little early might be a good strategy for grazing this year.