Equines and Alfalfa: Fact and Fiction

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For most farmers and horse owners, deciding whether or not to feed their horses alfalfa is a tough row to hoe. Although alfalfa is a high quality horse feed, so many myths surround it that horse owners either underutilize or misuse it.

Ten Dairy Cow Nutrition Notes

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1.Dairy cows will eat 8 to 10 meals a day. Average feeding time will be about 20 minutes when fed a TMR.

Why Not Legumes?

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With high fertilizer prices this year many producers are considering incorporating legumes into their fescue pastures this spring.  But just how much benefit do forage producers really receive from adding legumes?  After all, legume seed isn’t cheap.  There are four basic benefits to adding legumes: forage yield, forage quality, nitrogen fixation, and closing the summer gap in forage production.  Let’s take a look at each of these. 

Hay Scam Hits Close to Home

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At the 84th Annual Lawrence County Soils and Crops conference Jan.10, in Mt. Vernon, Karla Deaver told her startling story of a hay scam, where she and her husband were the victims.

New Noxious Weeds to Watch

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Weeds are a problem for many of us. Whether they’re in your garden, your row crop fields or your pastures, they’re unwanted plants that can sometimes be next to impossible to eradicate. The main reason for controlling weeds is the fact that they can reduce the quantity and quality of the desired forage species in your pasture. In the state of Missouri, there are several classifications for weeds. The weeds are classified depending on the difficulty to rid the land of the weed, or other various factors. One such classification is of noxious weeds.

Arkansas Agriculture Industry Forecast 2008

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A question and answer session with University of Arkansas (UA) Extension Economist Dr. Terry Griffin and UA Animal Science Professor Dr. Tom Troxel

Considering Beef Management

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Month-by-month considerations for beef herd nutrition and breeding schedules

Top 5 Forage Tips

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With the increase in fertilizer prices, proper forage management becomes essential

Goat and Sheep Tips

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A Calendar-of-Events for a successful hair sheep or meat goat operation
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