Mitchell County Ag News

Moldy Hay

Minimize Your Risks from Moldy Hay By Dr. Dennis Hancock, Associate Professor and Forage Extension Specialist Because of the wet fall, many producers have faced extremely difficult field curing conditions for their hay. Additionally, hay that was bone dry in the field has, in many cases, developed mold problems in the…
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Sod Based Rotation

Here is a great post from Seminole County Extension; With the lower commodity prices and higher cattle prices, we have thought again about the sod based rotation idea that has been explored by David Wright in Florida and others. Here’s an excerpt from the UGA Bahiagrass publication. “Improvements in nearly…
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Stop the Insanity! Putting Forage Quality First

Here is a great article from Carole Knight, Bulloch County Ag Agent:

Here we are once again at the beginning of another hay season. Hay producers anxiously sit at the starting line glued to their smartphone weather app or favorite tv weather-man waiting for that golden window to get their grass mowed, dried, baled and put up before a rain. Last year this process was not so easy. Many producers struggled with timing their hay cuttings to get up their grass without getting rained on and/or after being too mature. Because of this we had a lot of hay fed this winter that was too low in energy and digestibility and we paid the price. So let’s take a bit of advice from Albert Einstein who said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” Let’s look at how we can put forage quality first…..

Forage Team Newsletter Volume 2-Issue 2 May2014
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