Range and Forage

Monday July 29, 2019
Baleage vs. Haylage: What’s The Difference?
Depending upon how you store your forage, you might be using the words baleage and haylage interchangeably. According to Nebraska Extension Educator Brad Schick, there are some differences and he talks about how producers can take advantages of the different forages.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/baleage-vs-haylage-what’s-really-difference

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Friday July 19, 2019
Planning for a Potentially Short Hay Inventory
Nebraska Extension Educator Troy Walz discusses tips and strategies for producers who might be faced with a decline in hay inventory due to flooding and excessive precipitation this spring and summer. MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/planning-potentially-short-hay-inventory-ranch

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Thursday June 20, 2019
Alfalfa Cutting Heights
Abundant rain has caused ample growth in many alfalfa fields. If you haven’t taken first cutting yet, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist Bruce Anderson says you may need to adjust cutting height to ensure a good yield later in the season.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/raise-cutting-height-delayed-first-alfalfa-cutting

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Tuesday May 28, 2019
Controlling Weeds in Pastures and Rangeland
Springtime temperatures mean we are getting close to turning animals out to pasture. But with green grass also comes possible weed issues. Nebraska Extension Educator Ben Beckman says, identification and scouting is the first step to control.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/controlling-weeds-pastures-and-rangeland

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Thursday May 9, 2019
Flooded Pastures – Is it Safe?
Standing water that remains in pastures could be cause for concern for beef producers turning their cattle out to graze. Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist Mary Drewnoski talks about the things producers can do to ensure safety to their herd.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/pastures-flooded-potentially-contaminated-water-it-safe

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Tuesday May 7, 2019
Grazing And Forage Preparations
As producers begin to turn their livestock out to pastures this spring, Nebraska Extension Range and Forage Specialist Jerry Volesky talks about having a solid plan in place for grazing.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/getting-ready-grazing-and-forage-production-season

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