In 2019, summer annual forage variety trials were conducted across Kansas near Garden City, Hays, and Scandia. All sites evaluated hay and silage entries. A total of 95 hay varieties, 99 sorghum silage varieties, and 12 corn silage varieties were evaluated. The full report is now available online.
Harvesting forages for future use during the winter feeding period or during periods of drought represents a significant cost outlay for cattle operations. Learn tips on how to properly store round bales in order to maximize their value and reduce loss.
In last week's eUpdate, nitrate and prussic acid poisoning was discussed when feeding cattle certain types of forages. In this follow-up article, we share information on the different tests available and how to collect a representative sample.
fall forage hay prussic acid nitrate toxicity forage testing
In 2021,summer annual forage variety trials were conducted across Kansas near Garden City, Hays, and Scandia. All sites evaluated hay and silage entries. Across the sites, a total of 104 hay varieties and 55 sorghum silage varieties were evaluated. The results are summarized in the 2021 Kansas Forage Report, now available online.
Hay is the most important fiber source for cattle during the winter in Kansas. When looking to buy hay to feed this winter, there are several factors to consider so that you get the best product for the price.