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18 September 2013
Could Grass Roots Save us From Climate Change?
GLOBAL – A tropical grass could hold the key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock. ...
Technical Soil Conference Looks at 'Hidden' Asset
UK - Soil and nutrient interaction will be part of many topics discussed at a one day soil conference at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on Tuesday 22 October. ...
12 September 2013
Ohio Farmers Warned Against Cutting Hay too Late
US – Cutting pastures too late will reduce storage of carbohydrates in roots and impact winter survival chances, pasture farmers have been warned....
23 August 2013
Wet Start and Summer Heat Leads to Ergot
US – Climatic conditions have led to an ergot presence in rye, brome and wheat grasses in Missouri and Iowa due to summer heat following early moisture....
21 August 2013
Pasture Management: Make Sure of Adequate Leaf Area to Build Up Carbohydrate Levels
US – September is an important time for pasture management if grasses and legumes are able to store carbohydrates reserves for winter....
14 August 2013
UK Farmers Observe Lucerne Potential
FRANCE - Grazing specialists say there is scope for farmers to adopt alphalpha (lucerne) grass as an alternative forage option. ...
Coping With Too Much Grass
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers reporting problems with too much grass growth are being advised on how to manage pasture through the mild winter....
09 August 2013
Sustainable Beef: Using Cattle to Manage National Parks
UK - Introducing cattle onto areas of upland Britain to manage rough acid allotment has become increasingly popular, as the notion of sustainable and traditional beef grazing has developed with both policy makers and consumers....
Sustainable Beef: What Can Be Done In the Uplands?
UK – Northern England is home to vast expanses of low output upland pasture, where cattle have recently become viewed as a wildlife management tool, rather than a beef animal....
06 August 2013
Supplementing and Extending Hay for the Winter
Following a wet summer, many Ohio producers will be struggling to make enough hay this year, which is why Chris Penrose of Ohio State University Extension urges farmers to look at growing forage brassicas or rye/oat mixes. ...
02 August 2013
European Study Shows Grazing Decline
EUROPE - Intensification in dairying has seen productivity rocket across Europe at the cost of a widespread decline in traditional grazing methods and undesirable attention from animal welfare groups....
01 August 2013
US Producers Have Hay and Grass on Agenda
US - More pounds of beef per acre sums up some reports at the Forage Systems Research Center field day, September 25....
25 July 2013
Western Ohio Manure Application Technology Field Day July 31st
US - Livestock producers and others interested in learning more about manure application technology are encouraged to attend the Western Ohio Manure Application Technology Field Day being held on Wednesday July 31st (rain date August 1st) at the corner...
17 July 2013
Fodder Census Shows Two Thirds of Farmers Need to Save More Silage
IRELAND - A fodder census survey has shown that almost two thirds of farmers said that they needed to save more silage and hay for next winter, with just one third saying they would have adequate fodder stocks. ...
12 July 2013
More Grass Benefits Ecology As Well As Cow
DENMARK - Growing more grass benefits cows as well as biodiversity, Danish researchers have found....
24 June 2013
Mixed Pastures Increase Performance and Reduce Nitrogen Leaching
US - Increased pasture species diversity could provide dairy farmers with increased options for managing environmental impacts and improving pasture resilience during periods of drought, says Dr Sharon Woodward DairyNZ senior scientist....
20 June 2013
Forage Focus: May Showers Brings June Hay
US - This spring much of the southeast has received adequate precipitation which is evident in the drought monitor map for the end of May, writes Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky....
17 June 2013
Farm Focus Day Looks At Maximising Higher Prices
NEW ZEALAND - Making the most of a higher milk price will be the focus of discussion at a Northland Focus Farm field day in Okaihau on July 2....
14 June 2013
Pasture and Range Conditions Improve
US - Significant rains that have occurred in North Dakota and neighboring states in the Northern Plains the last three weeks have improved pasture and range conditions, write university academics, Tim Petry, John Anderson, John Michael Riley and Glynn...
12 June 2013
Technology Showcase to Illustrate Importance to Exports
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers will be able to assess their grassland against a visual condition score and scrutinise different endophyte types in the company of specialist pasture scientists at this year’s National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek. ...
07 June 2013
Be Cautious of Autotoxicity When Developing Old Alfalfa Stands
CANADA - Although many plants produce chemicals to defend against pests, some give off chemicals that hinder other plant species, which is why farmers should be wary when developing old alfalfa fields. ...
06 June 2013
Cut Drying and Speed Harvest With Baleage During Wet Summers
US - The 2013 hay season, with little sunshine and lots of rain, increases interest in making baleage, or silage in a bag, says Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist....
05 June 2013
Forage Focus: Pay Attention to Hay Moisture
US - Baling hay when it is too moist can result in quality loss due to spontaneous heating, this compromises the goal of making hay to preserve forage. ...
04 June 2013
Extra Moisture Can Extend Grass Growth into Summer Slump
US - Rain makes grass grow. That's good for grazing livestock, but makes haying difficult....
28 May 2013
Grass Tetany Possible This Spring
US - Sufficient rainfall (greater than average in some regions) has many North Dakota pastures set for abundant, rapid forage growth this spring....
24 May 2013
Nitrate Laws Relaxed To Ensure Winter Fodder Supply
IRELAND – Farmers faced with slow growing meadows can benefit from a relaxing of nitrates regulations, Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture has announced....
23 May 2013
Supplementing and Substituting For Summer Pasture Performance
US - Summer pasture planning is worthwhile as it can keep cows in proper body condition and prevent summer lulls in pasture performance....
20 May 2013
Overcoming Breeding Challenges on Fescue Pastures
US - A large number of Kentucky beef producers have spring-calving cow herds that graze fescue pastures. ...
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