August 24, 2017

In the earliest theoretical literature on market economy, land is often cited as the only real source of wealth as it was the sole element in the equation that yielded a lot more than what it took in.  Former President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt was onc...

Cover Crops are planted with intent to build and improve the soil but what should you watch out for when grazing these crops?

In recent years, cover crops have gained popularity throughout many parts of the nation. Much research has been done evaluating their use in cropping systems and their utility in improving soil health. More recently, more research has started investigating their useful...

March 17, 2017

Forage stands require attention when it comes to fertility management. Check out OMAFRA's article on advice and recommendations for forage fertilizers:

March 7, 2017

DUC/CPS forage program offers financial break for grassland conversions

(Jan. 25, 2017—Camrose, Alta.) On land not so far away, farmers across the Canadian prairies will see their herds going to the green side thanks to a forage program available now from Ducks Unlimite...

Cattle can be managed to produce calves, beef and milk, but can they also be put to work re-seeding pastures? The palatable black seed pods of cicer milk vetch will no doubt be consumed by these yearlings on this fall-grazing pasture and distributed over other parts of...

January 20, 2017

For optimum energy utilization, the cows' reproductive cycle should coincide with the grass production cycle

A study from the United Kingdom shows that calving or lambing outside of the seasonal cycle of pasture production can increase costs by up to 75% over spring cal...

August 3, 2016

I have been getting lots of questions about measuring the moisture content of a hay crop prior to baling.  The moisture content needs to be below 18% before making a round bale.  But estimating moisture content can be somewhat difficult.  Being off by just a few percen...

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