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    Conditions Ideal for Excess Nitrate in Forage

    Cattle producers need to be on the lookout for nitrate toxicity in forage this year. Adverse weather can create non-ideal growing conditions […]

    October 3, 2023
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    Manage Weeds for Optimum Cool-Season Forage Production

    This month’s weather is offering prime growing conditions for cool-season forage production. Cattle producers seeking to maximize this window could see maximum […]

    September 27, 2023
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    9 Tips for Managing Drought on your Cattle Operation

    Drought isn’t anything new for cattle producers. But if you’re just starting out or dealing with your driest year yet, consider these […]

    July 11, 2023
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    Reduce Feed Access to Extend Forage Supplies Amidst Drought

    Making forage go farther is a priority for every cattle producer in consecutive years of severe to exceptional drought. Beef Specialist Ron […]

    June 23, 2023
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    2 Tips for Alfalfa Production

    Now is the time to consider alfalfa to capture high prices amidst record-low hay stocks. North and South Dakota historically lead the […]

    May 23, 2023
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    Begin Efforts Now to Manage Summer Milkfat Reduction

    Dairy producers should start preparing for the butterfat changes in the summer months. While butterfat gains have increased remarkably, milkfat synthesis is […]

    May 23, 2023
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    Forage-producing States, Moisture Levels to Dictate Supplies and Costs in 2023

    With drought still impacting much of the forage-producing area of the U.S., high hay prices could continue to impact livestock producers. What […]

    April 17, 2023
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    5 Tips for Managing Low-Quality Hay

    Bad hay bales aren’t just a sign of a tough year. They’re also a clue that a herd’s nutrition is off. Hay […]

    March 22, 2023
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    Cheap Hay Proves More Expensive Long-Term

    After a season crippled with hay shortages and exorbitant feed costs, cattle producers are digging out the last of their bales for […]

    March 15, 2023
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    Frost Seed Legumes for Profitable Cattle

    Can frost-seeded legumes make a difference in cattle profitability? A University of Forage extension specialist says yes. Craig Roberts says that legumes […]

    January 26, 2023