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May 24, 2012

Without a plan, your forage options for when things go wrong are very limited. What is your plan?

HayTalk on Planning for Forage Supplies Have You A Forage Plan? When you need forage is not the time to start planning for it. Now is the time to take into account outcomes from prior years, look at forecasts, update your livestock plans, and review your finances. Then tackle some of the farm production activities to see how forage options can be extended or modified to buy time if needed. Key is having some backup plans for when the weather does not cooperate!

April 5, 2012

How are your grazing management plans working?

HayTalk on Grazing Management What Are Your Grazing Management Actions? Grazing Management is a constant activity. In your grazing system do you rest your pastures? If so, how long is this rest period? Or, Where do you find info/resources to learn more about grazing management? This HayTalk chat helps highlights the things you need to look out for.

March 27, 2012

While we all like the warmer weather sooner than later, the insects love this too. And they have things on their mind other than the beach.


Forage Pests
Forage Pests The mild late winter weather might be good for general outdoor activity but it also means more insects and bugs. For those that grow hay, forage, and other corps, this keeping an eye out on the insect population. This HayTalk conversation shares some of the activity some farmers are taking.

March 16, 2012

What are some of the feed and forage issues coming up? And how should dairy operations plan and manage to keep viable options available?

Managing for Optimum Forage Quality - David Fischer, University of Illinois Extension Dairy Director (retired), from the 2012 Midwest Dairy Conference, held March 6, 2012, Lansing, Michigan, USA and March 7, 2012, Sauder Village-Archbold, Ohio, USA.

March 2, 2012

Are weeds an issue in your pastures/hay fields?


Pasture & Hay Weed Management
Pasture & Hay Weed Management Are weeds an issue in your pastures/hay fields? This #HayTalk Twitter chat shares some of the discussion.

January 26, 2012

Winter can be rough on you and livestock if you are not ready. Are you?


Winter Livestock Care and Forage Management
Winter Livestock Care and Forage Management
How are you faring the winter weather so far? Are abnormal weather patterns affecting area operations? Winter can be a challenging time and knowing how to handle them before they occur can save time and livestock lives. This #HayTalk Twitter chat bring together some experts to help you handle the season.