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Extreme Weather Conditions and Reduced Production May Affect Hay Quality, Availability and Price

2019-02-13T09:30:59-05:00March 18th, 2012|Articles|

Unfavorable weather conditions last fall and winter meant more hay was fed than normal causing last year’s hay supplies to be running short.  Unprecedented weather extremes through the spring are affecting the quality and availability of new hay for 2011.  Whether you are suffering through the extreme drought in south Texas, excessive rainfall in the [...]

Hay Test can Lead to More Efficient Feeding During Drought

2019-02-13T09:32:39-05:00March 18th, 2012|Articles|

Nutritive value key to overall efficiency for beef cattle intake COLLEGE STATION – An inexpensive hay test can offer the best guidance as to how much supplemental feed is required for a beef cattle herd, and at the same time, save ranchers money, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist. Considering the historic drought conditions [...]

Quick Tips: Hay Management

2019-02-13T08:42:28-05:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Now is the time to make plans for getting the most from your hay as fall winds down and winter approaches. These tips can help: 1. Inventory the quantity of your hay on hand. 2. Work with your nutrition consultant to determine the quality of the hay you have. 3. Forage analysis can be useful. [...]