Cattle in snowy cornstalks

Pasture and Forage Minute: Snowy Grazing Concerns, Nutrient Loss in Baled Cornstalks

December 5, 2022
This week, extension educators focus on crop residue, including livestock grazing challenges after a snow or ice event, and calculating nutrient loss in baled cornstalks.

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Wheat field

Crop Progress: Minor Improvement in Winter Wheat Condition

December 1, 2022
Winter wheat made only a slight improvement in condition as of Nov. 27.

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Hay

Pasture and Forage Minute: Saving Hay, Ag Land Leasing Workshops

November 30, 2022
Tips on reducing hay loss from the elements and during feeding, and information on December's ag land leasing workshops for producers seeking more in-depth farm and ranch leasing guidance.

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Sorghum field

Crop Progress: Sorghum to Complete Harvest 2022

November 22, 2022
As of Nov. 20, sorghum harvest was at 98%. Winter wheat condition remained stable, while pastures and range conditions had a slight improvement.

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Cattle eating hay
Choosing the right protein may help bring the cost of feed down and more accurately meet the needs of your cattle.

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.

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Cattle grazing cornstalks

Pasture and Forage Minute: Cattle Compaction in Cropland, Pasture Soil Sampling

November 16, 2022
Extension educators address concerns about cropland compaction and reduced yields from grazing crop residues and taking soil samples in pastures and hay fields.

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Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Corn, Sorghum Harvest Near Finish Line

November 14, 2022
Harvest reached 95% complete for corn and 93% for sorghum on Nov. 13, and winter wheat condition remained stable.

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Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Corn Harvest Reaches 90%, Soybean Harvest Finished

November 8, 2022
While soybean harvest officially wrapped up as of Nov. 6, corn harvest was at 90% and sorghum was 87%.

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