Tag Archive: Forage

National Forage Week June 21-27

Cattle graze on Bermudagrass at Cherokee Ranch, Marianna. Photo credit: Doug Mayo #NationalForageWeek The American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) is introducing National Forage Week for the first time June 21–27, 2015.  Slightly less than 2 percent of the total U.S. population lives on a farm, making it more difficult for the general public to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/27/national-forage-week-june-21-27/

Summer Annual Forage Update

Tifleaf 3 millet planted August 20  and photographed October. 3, 2014 at the NFREC Beef and Forage Field Day. Photo Credit: Doug Mayo Ann Blount, Forage Breeder, NFREC-Marianna After a very cold and wet winter across much of the south, many of us are still reeling from low hay inventories and delayed winter forage growth. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/09/summer-annual-forage-update/

Dairy Winter Forage Field Day March 3

Triticale planted in October versus November in January. Photo credit: Doug Mayo If you raise winter forages and would like to learn more about varieties, especially those planted under pivot spraying manure effluent in addition to water, plan to come join us Tuesday, March 3.  The first stop of the tour will be at the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/27/dairy-winter-forage-field-day-march-3/

Wiregrass Beef & Forage Field Day March 6

Registration – 8:00 a.m. Welcome – Mr. Larry Wells (Wiregrass REC, Director) Beef Industry Update – Dr. Billy Powell (AL Cattlemen’s Association, Exec. Director) Farm Service Agency Update – Mr. Bobby Beasley (County Executive Director) Wiregrass REC Tour – Mr. Brian Gamble (Wiregrass REC, Associate Director) “Pasture & Hay Field Forages” – Dr. Jennifer Johnson …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/wiregrass-beef-forage-field-day-march-6/

Understanding Your Forage Test Report

Once you send in a hay sample for analysis, you have to know what the numbers mean to make winter supplement decisions. Just as soil testing can provide vital information on how to fertilize crops, forage testing can provide vital information on how to supplement hay fed to livestock.  Feed and fertilizer are simply too …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/25/understanding-your-forage-test-report/

Summer Annual Forage Options for the Panhandle

Pearl millet is an annual, warm-season, seeded grass that grows quickly in the spring and summer months and offers high-yielding and high-quality forage. Summer Annual Forages: Millet, Forage Sorghum, Sudangrass, Sorghum-Sudan and Crabgrass This has been a tough winter season for forage production. Many producers are struggling with little hay left in the barn and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/07/summer-annual-forage-options-for-the-panhandle/

Cool Season Forage Planting Decisions

Cool season forages are the highest quality feed that can be grown on the ranch in the Southeast. Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension & Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder Cool season forages have long been the very highest quality feed that can be grown on the ranch for winter livestock supplementation in the Southeast.  Land …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/27/cool-season-forage-planting-decisions/

UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day – March 14

Beef & Forage Field Day – March 14 The University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center’s Marianna Unit will be hosting a Beef & Forage Field Day on Thursday, March 14, just west of Greenwood on Highway 162.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM.  Lunch is included, and the program will conclude at 3:00 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/02/ufifas-beef-forage-field-day-march-14/

Cool Season Forage Options for Winter Livestock Feeding

The latest long range forecast from NOAA is encouraging with at least average rainfall this winter.   Livestock feed prices have risen sharply due to the drought reduced corn crop in the Midwest.  What had been fairly reasonable by-product feeds several years ago, have risen to the point that many ranchers are strongly considering increasing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/12/cool-season-forage-options-for-winter-livestock-feeding/

Forage Weather Good in Wakulla County, But Other Concerns Loom

Most, but not all, pastures, paddocks and hayfields in Wakulla County have drained. Tropical Storm Debby brought much needed rain to Wakulla County and the Big Bend region.  Many, but not all, pastures, paddocks and hayfields have absorbed the moisture. Scattered showers since TS Debby’s deluge have kept forage production going since the 20 plus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/13/forage-weather-good-in-wakulla-county-but-other-concerns-loom/

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