Progressive Forage Feed
3 constituents beyond protein and RFV
Often, I consult with livestock producers testing forage for their animals. Inevitably there are two numbers on the report they are most concerned with, protein and RFV. Protein is an important value to understand if the forage meets animal requirements, and RFV is a useful index to quickly compare or rank forages.
Meeks Farm: Utilizing Winter-long Grazing
The largest expense for most stockman is winter feed or supplements. The more time that cattle can graze without needing hay, the better. Today there are new forage varieties that can fill some gaps in the grazing calendar, enabling cattle to graze for more of the year.
Decision-making in weird economic times
It can be difficult to make the right decisions when it feels like everything is on the line. Times of uncertainty can impose pressures that cause the decision-making process to malfunction.
On the road with Parker Forage
Life in the agricultural community means many things to many people.
Fertilizing alfalfa: The latest recommendations
“I want to plant more alfalfa so I don’t have to fertilize as much.” If I had a nickel for every time I have heard that, I would have a lot of nickels!
Silage production in central Texas
The word “sustainability” is used often in today’s society, and it has a different definition for different groups. Successful farmers and ranchers practice sustainability in their operations every day.