Managing Your Cow Herd When the Temperature Drops

When it comes to managing your cow herd in the winter, nutrition, vaccinations and shelter are three of the most important considerations. The better these three issues are managed, the more productive you will find your cow herd when warm weather arrives again in the spring.

Is Forage to Blame for the Rise in Equine Obesity?

Today, approximately one in five horses in the United States is at risk from complications stemming from obesity. While multiple factors contribute to obesity in horses, the culprit at the heart of most of these factors is urbanization. Urbanization in horses has led to more confinement, less exercise and higher planes of nutrition.

Many are Unfamiliar with the Age-Old Practice of Feed Fermentation

There are times when fresh forage inventories are threatened. During these times, it pays to have a supply of fermented and preserved feeds. While fermented feeds can take a lot of work to produce, they are well worth the effort.

Caring for Horses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To reduce waste and shorten the amount of time to harvest, you may want to consider making your own baleage. When done correctly, this process can cost-effectively increase the quality of feed. Before you dive in, however, it is essential to understand the steps required to make quality baleage.
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Caring for Horses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One source of uncertainty for livestock owners during COVID-19 is whether or not the virus poses a risk to animals, including caring for horses. With this in mind, it is important that horse owners be aware of possible health risks associated with the coronavirus and act accordingly.
High-Quality Hay Comes Down to a Few Factors

Dispelling Common Misconceptions about Hay

Everyone knows that livestock feed shouldn’t be moldy, old or otherwise low-quality hay. What everyone may not know, however, is that feeding livestock the highest quality hay at all times isn’t necessary. In fact, in many cases doing so doesn’t make sense.
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What Type of Hay is Best for Livestock Feed?

Everyone knows that livestock feed shouldn’t be moldy, old or otherwise low-quality hay. What everyone may not know, however, is that feeding livestock the highest quality hay at all times isn’t necessary. In fact, in many cases doing so doesn’t make sense.
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Is Overseeding Alfalfa into Alfalfa a Good Idea?

As alfalfa stands age, they also thin out. Unfortunately, it is not just older stands that thin with age. Younger stands can thin out, as well, leaving many producers wondering what can be done to strengthen these stands.
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The Lost Art of Hay Tedding is Gaining Renewed Popularity

Although it fell out of favor years ago, hay tedding is making a comeback on many farms. So, what is hay tedding and why is it enjoying a resurgence after so many years?