Cutting hay
An important, yet often overlooked, way to determine when to cut grass hay is what quality of hay is needed on the operation.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Considerations for Cutting Hay, Controlling Bluegrass

June 28, 2022
Extension educators discuss some often overlooked factors for determining a grass hay cut date, and share recommendations on timing irrigation for more effective control of bluegrass in alfalfa.

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Wildfire damage
CropWatch file photo

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Nebraska Farmers and Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought, Wildfire

April 26, 2022
USDA has technical and financial assistance available to help Nebraska farmers and livestock producers across the state recover from recent wildfires and ongoing drought.

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Cattle in pasture

Pasture and Forage Minute: Calculation Animal Units, Stocking Rates and Spring Turn-out Timetable

April 25, 2022
Tips on calculating the correct animal units and stocking rates for your operation after changes in your herd occur, and the best time and location for spring turn-out.

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Hay bales on trailer

Carbon Sources for Composting HPAI Mortalities

April 21, 2022
Nebraska Extension is calling on businesses and residents to donate or sell wood chips, hay, lawn waste and other carbon sources to livestock producers hit hard by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

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Cattle at pond

Triggering Pasture and Forage Management Decisions Before a Drought

April 12, 2022
This webinar on pasture and native rangeland forage production covers trigger dates and respective management options, and drought impacts on native rangeland. 

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Pivot irrigation

Pasture and Forage Minute: Weed Control and Cross Fencing Strategies

May 4, 2021
Extension educators discuss methods for controlling musk thistles in pastures this spring, plus recommendations on herbicides for alfalfa weeds and using electric fence as a cross fencing tool to encourage more uniform grazing.

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Cattle grazing rye cover crop near Tecumseh
Figure 1. Cattle grazing cereal rye cover crop near Tecumseh. Often grazing poses less of a nitrate toxicity risk than haying and feeding. (Photo by Mary Drewnoski)

Reducing Nitrate Concerns When Grazing Forage Cover Crops

July 22, 2020
Nitrate toxicity can be a concern when planting cover crops for forage in hail-damaged crop fields. With proper management of haying and grazing, the risk can be reduced.

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The Crop Residue Exchange continues to expand to better connect livestock producers with available forage resources.
Figure 1. The Crop Residue Exchange continues to expand to better connect livestock producers with available forage resources. (Photo by Troy Walz)

Crop Residue Exchange Updated and Available for Listings

September 20, 2019
Interested in making your corn residue available or grazing? New updates make the Crop Residue Exchange even easier to use to link cattle producers and available grazing resources.

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