Results from a three-year study in rainfed and irrigated no-till cropping systems in Nebraska suggest that moderate cattle grazing of cover crops may not negatively impact soil properties and crop production.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture encourages growers to be mindful of mycotoxin levels in corn being fed to livestock this winter. Summer drought in some areas couple with wet harvest conditions created a high risk for mycotoxins to grow.
Nutrient removal by cows grazing corn residue may not be as much as you might think. Here a livestock and a forage specialist break down the numbers and look at removal rates for organic matter and minerals.
Quality issues with soybeans this year are leading some growers to seek alternative markets. Damaged or discolored whole, raw soybeans can be a good protein source for cattle and provide a market option for growers.