Hay and Forage Minute

Friday March 22, 2018
Grass-Alfalfa Mixtures Instead of Pure Alfalfa
Will you plant a new hay field this year? Instead of planting pure alfalfa automatically, maybe mix some grass into your planting. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday March 18, 2018
2019 Pasture Rental Rates
What’s it cost to rent pasture this year? Preliminary results form the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey were just released. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday March 15, 2018
Consider Double Cropping Forages on Crop Ground
Can’t make money on your crop ground and need more pasture? Double cropping annual forages may be a better option. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday March 11, 2018
Have You Used Rangepastureforages.unl.edu?
Have you used the website rangepastureforages.unl.edu? I told you about this new site a couple of years ago. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Friday March 8, 2018
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 March 4, 2018
Plan Ahead To Use Cover Crops As Forage
Grazing cover crops or cutting them for hay is becoming popular. For best results, though, it takes planning. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday February 25, 2018
Don't Let Nitrates Cost Cattle Lives
Are you feeding cane, millet, or oat hay, or maybe corn stalk bales, to your cows this winter? If so, don’t let high nitrate levels kill your cows or cause abortions. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday February 18, 2018
Snow Affects Winter Grazing
Snow has been present on the ground for more days than usual so far this winter. How has it affected your winter grazing? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday February 11, 2018
Testing And Feeding Tobacco-Brown Hay and Silage
Last summer's weather caused much hay to be baled too wet or silage chopped too dry. Now that hay and silage has heated and turned brown. How did this affect its feeding value? Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday February 04, 2018
Preseason Hay Equipment Maintenance
Looking for something to do while waiting for snow to melt and spring arrive? Preseason maintenance of hay equipment now might save you time a couple of months later. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist.MP3

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Monday January 28, 2018
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 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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