forage harvest

  1. Alfalfa field

    Estimating fiber content of alfalfa in fields across Ohio

    May 12, 2021

    Alfalfa stands in Ohio had some early growth due to the warmer temperature in early April. Although it’s been cooler over the past couple of weeks, alfalfa growth has slowly been progressing.

  2. Hay mower cutting sorghum sudangrass

    Feeding High Ash Forages

    Nov 22, 2019

    High ash content in forages resulting from soil contamination can cause several problems. This article discusses ash content in forages, its sources, and problems that occur when soil contamination is high.

  3. Hay mover cutting alfalfa

    Time to Take the Last Forage Cutting

    Sep 6, 2019

    The best time to take a last harvest of forages during the first two weeks in Ohio, for the least risk to the long-term health of the stand. This is especially true this year for alfalfa and other legumes that need the fall period to replenish carbohydrate and protein reserves in the taproots after a very stressful year.

  4. Sorghum-sudangrass and teff

    Harvest Management of Summer Annual Grasses

    Aug 19, 2019

    Many producers in Ohio have planted summer annual grasses this year to increase their low forage inventories. These include sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass, forage sorghum, pearl millet, and teff grass. This article discusses when these grasses should be harvested or grazed.

  5. Hay barn

    How to Feed and Use Poor Quality Forages

    Aug 16, 2019

    How can livstock producers best utilize the low quality hay harvested in 2019?