NEWS
Estimate Winter Forage Needs
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:25 AM CST

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- When estimating winter forage needs, it is vital to determine the quality of the forage in order to calculate the quantity needs.

The only way to get a good estimate of the quantity needed is to have forage tested, especially with grass hays, according to Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension animal scientist.

It is important to have hays tested for protein content, though many tests contain both protein and energy content, since the total digestible nutrients (TDN) of energy content is very much correlated with protein.

"Some people may just get the protein test, ...

Quick View
  • The Trouble With Talc Planting can be dusty work, but a little housekeeping is in order to protect pollinators this spr...
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • $3 Corn Subdues Bids March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
Related News Stories
Fescue Workaround
NW Corn Belt Drought to Continue
New Paths
MOU Struck on Beef Checkoff
The Building of a Bull
A Gift for Learning
Five Countries Ban Canada Beef
US Feeder-Cattle Placements Seen Down
Cold-Weather Diet
Cattle Herd Growing, Slowly