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Advice

  1. Perennial Forages in the South

    As stored feed needs go down, the profitability of a livestock operation generally goes up.  Growing several pasture forage crops with differing growing seasons is an excellent way to provide more total days of grazing on a given farm. Annual forages often play an extremely important role in extending grazing, [...]

  2. Pasture Forage Offers Advantages Over Stored Feed

    One of the biggest challenges associated with raising livestock is providing feed for them. For most livestock producers, continual striving to provide a long grazing season for their animals is highly beneficial. Doing this minimizes the amount of hay or other stored feed that will be needed. It is an [...]

  3. SOIL TESTING IS MORE VALUABLE THAN EVER

    Soil testing has long been recommended by agronomists, consultants, and others, and for good reason. Anyone who doesn’t soil test is just guessing with regard to applying fertilizer.  If too much is applied, money has been wasted; if too little is applied, forage growth will be less than optimal.  Without [...]

  4. Pruning Your Garden in Late-Winter

    It may seem like fall is the ideal time to cut back your garden plants, and if you’re thinking of grass, vegetables and perennials, it is. But shrubs, on the other hand, benefit from a late-winter, early spring prune.  Why Prune in Late-Winter? In temperate regions, most shrubs go dormant [...]

  5. Forage Quality and Animal Needs

    Minimizing the need for hay or other stored feed is a key to profitable forage/livestock production. Numerous strategies can be used to accomplish this, one of which is striving to match animal needs to forage quality. Different animal types and classes have different nutritional needs. Therefore, by having animals with [...]