Hay and Forage Minute

Monday February 24, 2020
Should You Plant Roundup Ready Alfalfa?
Are you considering planting new fields to alfalfa this spring? Maybe you are thinking of using Roundup Ready varieties. Are they right for your operation? What factors should you consider? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday February 17, 2020
Controlling Eastern Redcedars in Pastures
Over the years, I’ve cut literally hundreds of cedar trees from my home pastures. Let’s discuss the cedar tree problem in your grasslands and ways to control it. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday February 10, 2020
Benefits of Legumes
Reducing pasture expenses can help your bottom line. But don’t try to starve a profit from your pastures. Sometimes you need to invest. This spring, invest in legumes. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday February 3, 2020
A Forage For Every Season
Think back over the past couple of years. Did you have ample pasture all season long, or were there times when more forage growth would have helped? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday January 27, 2020
Feed High Quality Hay After Calving
Good cow nutrition is crucial following calving to get cows rebred. Today let’s review some guidelines to do the job right. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday January 20, 2020
Snow or Water – What’s The Dif?
Are you getting tired of winter already? Tire of hauling water or chopping ice? Well maybe, just maybe you can let your cows eat snow from recent storms for their water needs. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday January 13, 2020
Reduce Scours Using The Sandhills Calving System
As calving season progresses, calving pastures start to get beat up and calves start getting scours. There is though, a simple solution. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday January 6, 2020
Feeding Alfalfa As A Protein Supplement
Feeding more protein than cattle need, can get expensive. Alfalfa can be a less expensive 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 30, 2019
Back To The Future
As the year ends, it helps to look back at the good and bad of this year’s production and learn what might be done better next year. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday December 23, 2019
Feeding High Nitrate Hay
Hay Feeding season is getting underway. Don’t let nitrate poisoning ruin your winter. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday December 16, 2019
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 9, 2019
Supplementing Protein When Winter Grazing
Every day you can graze corn stalks or winter pasture saves you fifty cents to a dollar compared to feeding hay or silage. Protein supplements are critical to your success, though. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday December 2, 2019
Corn Stalk Quality After Weathering
Recent rainfall, and even snow, may be good for wheat and next year’s crops, but it does have its drawbacks. One challenge is this moisture’s impact on corn stalk feed quality. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday November 25, 2019
High Quality Hay Still Brings Top Dollar
Market gurus say to make a profit you must buy low and sell high. What market gives you that opportunity today? The stock-market; No, it’s the hay market! Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday November 18, 2019
Grazing Stockpiled Grass During Winter
Grass remaining for winter grazing can really help cut feed costs for stock cows. Your grazing strategy can greatly influence how effectively you use this pasture. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday November 11, 2019
What is the Value of Soybean Residue
After soybeans are harvested, cows sometimes are put out on the residues to graze. Some bean residues are even baled. But how good is this feed? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday November 4, 2019
Market Facilitation Program Monies For Alfalfa Growers
Listen up, alfalfa hay growers! Did you ever think you could benefit from alfalfa exports to China? Turns out, this year there may be a back door way for all alfalfa growers to capitalize. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday October 28, 2019
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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Monday October 21, 2019
Get The Most From Grazing Corn Stalks
Corn harvest is ongoing and cows are starting to graze the stalks. How should this grazing be managed to get the most out of them? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday October 14, 2019
Next Year’s Success Begins Today
Fall field work is in full swing for most folks. Your focus may be on your row crops, but when possible, take time to get a jump on next year’s hay and pasture challenges and opportunities. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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