Hay and Forage Minute

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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Friday September 21, 2018
Avoid Pasture Damage During Fall Grazing
Many of us have had extra moisture to support pasture growth this year. Don’t take too much advantage of the extra growth, however. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 17, 2018
Rust on Alfalfa
Warm, humid weather has caused rust to form in many alfalfa fields throughout our region. Is this a problem? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday September 14, 2018
When To Rotate Alfalfa
How do you decide when one alfalfa field has run out of steam and a new one needs to be planted? Here are some things to look for. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 10, 2018
Combine Corn Early To Get Some Stalks
Corn may soon be dry enough to combine in many areas. Maybe it would be wise to harvest some corn early to get some stalks. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday September 7, 2018
Winter Grazing Opportunities
As our growing season winds down, it’s time to plan and assess your winter grazing options. Some options may be pretty good this year. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday September 3, 2018
Risk of Toxins in Hail-Damaged Crops
I received a call the other day asking about hazards from feeding silage made out of hail-damaged corn that had lots of mold. Is this a problem? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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