Hay and Forage Minute

Monday January 21, 2018
Supplement Cows To Improve Calf Performance
Can you feed your pregnant cows so their steer calves gain more weight and more heifer calves get pregnant? Recent research suggests that proper supplementation pays off. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday January 14, 2018
Calendar Planning
The time between snowstorms, frigid temperatures and January thaws, is a great time to reflect on last year's successes and problems as well as plan ahead for next year. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday January 7, 2018
Feeding Moldy Hay
Moldy hay. No matter how hard you tried, last summer you baled some hay a little to wet and now you have some mold. So how do you go about feeding this moldy hay safely? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday December 31, 2018
Snow or Water – What’s The Dif?
Are you getting tired of winter? Tired of hauling water or chopping ice? Well maybe, just maybe you can let your cows eat snow when its available for their water needs. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday December 24, 2018
RFV vs. RFQ
When you receive forage test reports from the laboratory, you may see terms like relative feed value or relative forage quality. Which one is best? And why? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday December 17, 2018
Save Hay By Reducing Feeding Waste
Much expense and many long hours go into harvesting and storing hay for winter feeding. So why waste it! Hay feeding waste can be reduced. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday December 10, 2018
Feeding Alfalfa As A Protein Supplement
Feeding more protein than cattle need can get expensive. Alfalfa can be an inexpensive protein source, especially if you feed just enough alfalfa to provide the protein your animals need. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday December 3, 2018
Remove Net Wrap and Twine
Is twine or net wrap good feed? Obviously not, but it can cause health problems if animals eat too much of it. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday November 26, 2018
Corn Stalk Quality After Weathering
Fall rainfall, and even snow, is good for the wheat and next year’s crops, but it does have its drawbacks. One challenge is rain’s impact on corn stalk feed quality. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday November 19, 2018
What’s Wrong With My Corn Stalks?
Corn stalks are the main winter feed resources for many cattle producers. Are they as good a resource as they were thirty years ago? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday November 12, 2018
Is My Alfalfa Safe To Graze?
Every Fall I am asked the question “is my alfalfa safe to graze?” Do you sometimes have that question? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday October 29, 2018
Plan Access To Winter Hay
What happens to your hay if you have a snowy or muddy winter? Will you be able to get to it? Prepare now for the winter barriers with proper placement. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday October 22, 2018
Prescribed Burning Workshops
When fire is planned and controlled properly, it can be a very useful tool to control unwanted plants and improve wildlife habitat. Learn how at the 2018 Nebraska Prescribed Fire Conference. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday October 15, 2018
Challenges With Fall Horse Pasture
As our pasture growing season nears its end, good looking grass may still remain in horse pastures. Be careful grazing these pastures, however. There can be unexpected dangers. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday October 8, 2018
October Alfalfa Harvests
I often discourage cutting alfalfa while it is winterizing to avoid potential winter injury. Now, through, things are different. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday October 1, 2018
Testing For hay Quality
How much did the spring and summer's weather affect the feed value of your hay? You don't know? Then forage test. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday September 27, 2018
Make The Most of Expensive Hay
Much hay will be worth over one hundred dollars per ton this year. Let’s identify what you need to know to get by with using as little as possible. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 24, 2018
Thistle Control During October
As October starts to arrive, our thoughts naturally turn towards crop harvest. But don’t forget, it’s also thistle time again. Even if they are hard to see, this is the time to control them. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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