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June 26, 2012

Grazing systems need to take into account the health of the pastures and plants, the weather, and the stress levels of the livestock.

HayTalk on Continuous vs Rotational Grazing Which Grazing System? How do you best serve your herds with the grass, hay and forage you have for the season? This HayTalk chat looks at the various approaches and what is good/bad about them.

June 7, 2012

Making hay, summer time, and people = How stories get made. What happens on your farm or ranch when you rake, bale, or feed hay?

HayTalk on Hay Making Stories Hay Making Stories Making hay, summer time, and people = How stories get made. What happens on your farm or ranch when you rake, bale, or feed hay? This recent HayTalk shares some of these stories.

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!

May 10, 2012

Do you have the right fencing? Will the cows stay or will they go?

HayTalk on Fencing Design Fencing DesignFencing is key to keeping your livestock around. The type and style of the fencing are some aspects to consider when adding or upgrading fencing. This HayTalk chat covers some of the details.

April 25, 2012

All farmers love tools. What is your favorite?

HayTalk on Equipment, Tools & Accessories Equipment, Tools & Accessories Raising hay requires equipment. All kinds of equipment. And tools! This HayTalk shares thoughts and opinions on equipment and tool for 2012 and favorites amongst farmers and ranchers.

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 17, 2012

Fencing is key to keeping animals in and out of areas on your property. This #HayTalk chat goes into fencing details.

What Type of Fencing Do You Use
What Type of Fencing Do You Use? This HayTalk open discussion on fencing asks about types of fencing and what some people are using.

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.

February 13, 2012

Mild winter weather can change the way hay and forage is consumed.

haytalk mild weather
Mild Weather
What happens during mild winter weather to the cattle and the hay? Learn more during this HayTalk conversation.

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.