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State Forage Extension Specialists


S. Ray Smith

Dept. of Agronomy
N-222E Agricultural Science Building - North
Lexington, KY 40546-0091

(859) 257-3358



Garry D. Lacefield

Professor Emeritus

University of Kentucky

832 Hardwood Drive

Bowling Green, KY  42104



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2015   return to top

NOVEMBER 2015 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Debby Dulworth as Keynote Speaker on Extending the Grazing Season at Heart of America Grazing Conference

- Study Shows No Damage to Soils from Grazing of Cover Crops

- Forage News Quote of the Month

- Get the Most out of Grazing Corn Stalks

- 2016 Kentucky Small Ruminant Grazing Conference schedule announced

- Muhlenberg County Producer and Ag Teacher to Represent Kentucky at AFGC

- Heart of America Grazing Conference Registration Open

- AGFC Annual Meeting Agenda Available


OCTOBER 2015 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Research Accomplishments for the Forage-Animal Production Research Unit

- Frost and Freezes Increase Cyanide Poisoning Risk

- Forage News Quote of the Month

- New Master Grazer Coordinator:  Austin Sexton

- Could Plant Secondary Metabolites Boost Performance?

- Heart of America Grazing Conference Agenda Announced

- Sulfur and Crop Growth

- Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council Announces 2015 Award Winners


SEPTEMBER 2015 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Plan to attend KFGC Field Day - September 17, 2015

- Planning for 2016 Heart of America Grazing Conference

- Forage Advice from our Extension Dean

- Managing Cereal Rye and Annual Ryegrass

- Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

- Silage from Flooded Corn

- Enter the SE Hay Contest for Major Prizes

- Persistence an important part of Alfalfa Cutting Equation


AUGUST 2015 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Diseases of Orchardgrass - Use good Management

- Summary of 2015 Stockpiling Fescue Demonstrations

- Advanced Grazing School August 17th in Lexington, KY

- Increasing Cool Season Pasture Production in the Spring Utilizing Plant Growth Hormones

- AFGC and UK hold first Warm Season Grass Workshop


JULY 2015 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- UK Forage Website now has over 100,000 Hits!

- 2015 KFGC Field Day to be held in Christian County

- Advanced Grazing School scheduled for August 17th in Lexington, KY

- Alfalfa Seed in Short Supply

- Supplementation with Soybean Hulls to Boost Stocker Weight Gain on Toxic Tall Fescue Pastures

- 2016 AFGC Conference Information

- Calibration of No-Till Drills

- AGFC 2016 Annual Conference Call for Presentations

- Junior Forager Spotlight:  Jake Tower 2015 Essay Winner

- AFGC and UK to hold first Warm Season Grass Professional Workshop

- National Forage Week was a Success


JUNE 2015 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- National Forage Week

- Stewardship with Herbicides

- Set Disc Mowers High to Prolong Grass Hay Stands

- Warm Season Grass Professional Workshop

- Updated Compendium of Alfalfa Diseases and Pests now Available

- UK Ag Weather


MAY 2015 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Issues with Wet Baleage

- Time to Cut Hay

- New Forage Options from the Noble Foundation

- Fear of Bloat Costs More than Bloat Itself

- Be an Advocate for Cooperative Extension in KY

- New Method to Determine Harvest Hay Harvest Date

- Using Electric Fence to Improve Pastures

- Grazing News:  Warm Season Grazing

- Soybean Hulls to Reduce Fescue Toxicity


APRIL 2015 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Farewell to Garry Lacefield

- Silvopasture

- High Traffic Area Pads

- What if you could watch plants grow in minutes?

- National Forage Spokesperson Winner Now Online

- Rotational Grazing

- Grazing News



MARCH 2015 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 35th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Alfalfa Awards Presented at Conference

- Alfalfa Hay Awards

- Garry Lacefield's Retirement Celebration with Pictures

- Old Files

- Garry D. Lacefield Quote


FEBRUARY 2015 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 35th Anniversary Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Forages at KCA

- Upcoming KFGC Board Meeting and Garry's Retirement

- Kentucky Well Represented at AFGC Meetings

- National Forage & Grassland Foundation

- Kentucky Beef Cattle Market Update

- Are there Differences in Roundup Ready Alfalfa Varieties?

- Choose Clover Varieties Wisely

- Value of Legumes in Pastures


JANUARY 2015 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Forages at KCA

- 2015 Kentucky Small Ruminant Grazing Conference

- 35th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- 2014 Kentucky Review

- US Red Meat & Poultry Consumption

- Alfalfa Seed Supply Adequate for 2015

- Eight New Alfalfas are Approved by Variety Board

2014   return to top

DECEMBER 2014 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentuckians at AFGC

- Forages at KCA

- Select Forage Varieties Wisely

- How Good is Your Hay?

- 35th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Vegetative Identification of Small Grains

- 2014 UK Robinson Center Mountain Ag Week a Success

- Transgenic Reduced-Lignin Alfalfa Gains Deregulation


NOVEMBER 2014 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Western Kentucky University Hosts Grazing Conference

- Kentucky Forage & Grassland Council Presents Annual Awards

- Beef Bash 2014

- National Hay Association Elects New Leaders

- 2014 KFGC Forage Spokesperson Contest

- National Alfalfa Seminar Increase Your Alfalfa Knowledge

- Dr. Temple Grandin to Open National Forage Conference

- Producers Features on 20th Forages at KCA Program

- Low- and Reduced-Lignin Alfalfas to Hit Market

- Sulfur Fertility for Alfalfa Production in Kentucky


OCTOBER 2014 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Keynote Speakers Highlights Kentucky Grazing Conference

- Dr. Temple Grandin to Speak at Annual AFGC Conference

- Kentucky Cattlemen to Meat in Owensboro

- 35th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference - February 26, 2015

- Beware of Prussic Acid Poisoning as Frost Approaches

- Progressive Forage Grower - Surveys

- Farm Income is Forecast to Decline in 2014

- Annual Forage Calculator

- Kentucky Represented at National Hay Convention


SEPTEMBER 2014 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Beef Bash 2014

- Advanced KY Grazing School at Eden Shale

- 15th Kentucky Grazing Conference

- Forage Quotes and Concepts:  New Book Offers Fresh Approach to Forage-Livestock Management

- U.S. Ranking in Cattle

- U.S. Alfalfa Production to Grow by 11% in 2014, USDA Reports

- Grazing Drought Stressed Corn Stalks

- Strategies to Deal with Hay Shortages


AUGUST 2014 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Forage Tour Photos

- Kentucky Forage & Grassland Council Field Day

- Choose Varieties Wisely

- A Farmer's Creed

- Understanding the 'Intensive' in Intensive Grazing

- Minimize Alfalfa Yield Loss Due to Wheel Traffic

- Alfalfa Acres up 2.4%; All Hay Down


JULY 2014 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Forage Legend Celebrates 96th Birthday

- Forage Field Day

- Late Summer Seedings

- Forage Extension Funding:  Changes & Challenges

- Time to Begin Stockpiling Tall Fescue

- Which Forage Events do you Prefer to Attend

- What's the Next Major Issue Facing Agriculture

- Kentucky Tied for 7th in Total Acres Harvested for Hay

- Do Foliar Fungicides Improve Alfalfa Forage Production?

- Dr. Jong Duk Kim - Visiting Scientist from South Korea


JUNE 2014 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KFGC Field Day

- KFGC Award Nominations

- Beef Bash - Hold the Date

- U.K. Forage Workers Tour

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Impact of Forage Species (Quality) on Stocker Average Daily Gains

- Southern Forages:  An Information Transfer "Success Story"

- Native Grass Perceptions:  Producer and Professionals Surveys in Tennessee

- Economics of Native Grass Forage Production:  How We Got Lucky and Where to from Here?

- Tolerance of Four Clover Species to Varying Rates of Pre and Post-Emergent Broadleaf Pasture Herbicides


MAY 2014 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Milestone Forage Program Dates

- Hay Quality

- Mountain Ag Week at UK Robinson Center

- Forage Recovery from the Winter of 2013/14

- Hay Harvest Stage Impacts Quality

- KFGC Field Day


APRIL 2014 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- AFGC Honors Forage Legend

- Spring Kentucky Grazing School

- U.S. Farm Economy Outlook for 2014

- USDA Releases Preliminary 2012 Census Data

- Red Clover Seed Per Square Foot at Varying Seeding Rates

- Weight per Bushel and Number of Seed Per Pound of Selected Forage Crops


MARCH 2014 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Meetings, Friends and March 1

- Southern Forage Authors Make Surprise Visit at 34th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- 34th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Kentucky Alfalfa Awards

- Hay "Evaluation" Contest

- Register NOW for the Kentucky Spring Grazing School

- Hay Awards

- New Program Available:  Grazing for Cash

- Midwest Cover Crop Council - Cover Crop Decision Tool

- Is an Acreage Comeback Looming for Alfalfa?


FEBRUARY 2014 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- WKU to Host 34th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Dr. Ray Smith Elected President of the American Forage & Grassland Council

- Red Meat & Health

- Kentucky Forage Light Shines Bright at National Meetings

- Forages at KCA Proceedings

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Master Grazer:  Improving Grazing Management in Kentucky

- 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey

- Water Transfer in an Alfalfa/Maize Association

- The Cold Temperatures and Alfalfa

- Value of Forage Quality


JANUARY 2014 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Grazing, Health & Animal Rights

- Forage Workers Heading for Memphis

- Forage Variety Reports Now Available

- Heart of America Grazing Conference will help Producers Improve Forages

- Dugger Brings Cotton Council Experience to National Hay Association

- Bermudagrass Stem Maggot found in Allen County

- Farmland Value Reaches Historic $8,716 Statewide Average

- Farmer-to-Farmer Mentoring - Delivering Real Change in Practice on UK Livestock Farms

- Novel Approaches to Developing On-farm Biomass Production Systems


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DECEMBER 2013 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Thank You Kentucky Farmers

- Forages at KCA

- Forage Variety Reports Now Available

- Southern Forages Translated Into Spanish

- Small Ruminant Grazing Conference to be held in Lexington on February 1, 2014

- AFGC Annual Conference - Memphis, TN

- 34th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Updated Analysis on Fungicides and Alfalfa


NOVEMBER 2013 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Jimmy Ray May, Sr. 1943-2013

- KFGC Awards

- 2013 KFGC Forage Spokesperson Contest

- Small Ruminant Grazing Conference to be held in Lexington on February 1, 2014

- Grass - A Pandrama in Words

- Grass-based Health

- Timing of Grazing Effects on Pasture Productivity

- Hay Bale Fires Still a Threat

- Minnesota Dairy Named Forage Superbowl Grand Champ


OCTOBER 2013 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 14th Kentucky Grazing Conference - October 10

- Kentuckians attend IGC

- Clayton Geralds elected to National Hay Association Board

- NAFA's 2013 Alfalfa Intensive Training Seminar (AITS) - Register Today!

- Prussic Acid Poisoning and Frost

- AFGC to meet in Memphis

- New Research Leader, Forage-Animal Production Research Unit, Lexington, Kentucky Announced

- NRCS Technical Service Provider Program

- Historic Agricultural Data Now Online

- Mobile App Translates Per-Bale to Per-Ton Price


SEPTEMBER 2013 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KFGC Field Day

- Choose Forage Varieties Wisely

- Orchardgrass Publication

- 14th Kentucky Grazing Conference

- Nutrient Removal and Tissue Testing Alfalfa

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Expect Tight Forage Seed Supplies this Fall

- Ergot in Pastures


AUGUST 2013 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- UK College of Agriculture Name Change

- Time to Begin Stockpiling

- Late Summer Seeding Time is Upon Us

- The Economic Impact of Agriculture on the State

- As by the Numbers

- Enduring Lessons

- Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Managed Harvest

- Effect of Wide Swath vs. Narrow Swath Drying Rate

- UK Forage Workers:  Photo Highlights


JULY 2013 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Russell Hackley Recognized

- 34th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference to be in Bowling Green

- Survey Shows Slight Increase in Hay Acres

- Hay Moisture:  How Dry is Dry Enough?

- Kentucky Forage Field Day in Oldham County

- Sabbatical for Ray Smith

- Make Your Hayfield a Safe Place to Work

- Prepare for Late Summer - Fall Seedings

- What is Sustainability Anyway?

- Kenaf as a Forage Crop

- Don't Lose Hay Yields to Wheel Traffic


JUNE 2013 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Advanced Kentucky Grazing School - June 18

- Forage-Fed Bulls Pass the Test at Edisto Research Sale

- Summary of Agricultural Land Prices, Supply, Demand, and Current Trends

- Alfalfa-Corn Rotation Increases Yield, Reduces Nitrogen Fertilizer Needs

- Spring Breeding on Fescue Pastures

- Land Rental Rates, Impact on Alfalfa


MAY 2013 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Advanced Kentucky Grazing School - June 18

- Kelly Kramer Accepts University of Kentucky Master Grazer Coordinator Position

- USDA Releases Corn Planting Intentions - US Up Slightly, Kentucky Down 50,000 Acres

- Hay Acres to Rise Slightly

- Increase Pasture Carrying Capacity Using Cross Fences

- Foliar Fungicides on Alfalfa

- Miracle Products and Foo Foo Dust

- Ohio Crop Budgets Available for Forage Growers


APRIL 2013 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Sclerotinia Crown and Stem Rot of Alfalfa

- Our Experience with Roundup Ready Alfalfa

- Forage Crops for the 21st Century

- Fertilizer:  How Much is in Each Bale?

- Impact of the Arkansas 300-Day Grazing Program

- Advanced Grazing School


MARCH 2013 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Grazing School

- 33rd Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Kentucky Alfalfa Awards

- Kentucky Alfalfa Hay Awards

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- Can Pregnant Mares Graze Pastures Containing Tall Fescue:  Practice Assessment Methods

- Intake and Digestibility by Beef Steers for Switchgrass Hay Harvested at Three Different Maturities

- Post-Graze Recovery of Blood Circulation in Steers Exhibiting Fescue Toxicosis as Influenced by Seed Head Suppression

- Performance for Steers Grazing NWSG in Tennessee

- Managing Roundup Ready Alfalfa:  Weed Control

- Forage Yield and Quality Differences Among Cool-Season Grasses

- January 1 Cattle Inventory Down 2 Percent


FEBRUARY 2013 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 33rd Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Hay Contest Added at Alfalfa Conference

- Choose Clover Varieties Carefully

- Kentucky and Kentuckians Win at National Forage Conference

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- Fertilizer:  How much is in each Bale?

- Alfalfa Included in Wisconsin Crop Budget Cost Calculator

- Co-Grazing Beef Cattle and Goats in Kentucky

- U.S. Hay Cupboards Nearly Bare, Says USDA

- Comparison of Ergovaline Concentration in BarOptima Plus E34 Tall Fescue and Control Varieties

- Beware of Emotional Decisions


JANUARY 2013 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Dr. Jimmy Henning to Open AFGC Conference

- Forages at KCA

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- 2012 U.K. Forage Variety Results

- Missouri Farmers Fright Rise in Hay Thefts

- "Beef:  The Real Health Food"

- More VALUE from Pastures in 2013

- Renovation:  More Important in 2013

- Perennial Forages Benefit Soils, Other Crops, and Water Quality in Important Ways

- JBS to Beef up Production from Grass-fed Brazil Herd


2012   return to top

DECEMBER 2012 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Farm Bureau Forage Commodity Conference

- AFGC will hold its Annual Meeting this January in Kentucky

- Forages at KCA

- Kentucky Small Ruminant Grazing Conference

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- Choose Forage Varieties Wisely

- Hay Testing - A Wise Investment

- Energy-Crop Calculator Available Online

- Strong Hay Prices through Winter Maybe Longer

- Dairy Herd Expansion Unlikely in 2013

- What is Really Important?


NOVEMBER 2012 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Grazing Conference

- KFGC Presents Awards

- Alfalfa Intensive Training Seminar

- Kentuckian Featured at National Hay Convention

- AFGC Conference in Covington

- Kentucky's 2012 National Forage Spokesman to speak at Farm Bureau Forage Commodity Conference

- Dr. Peter Ballerstedt to Speak at Forages at KCA During the KCA Convention

- Neutral Detergent Fiber Digestibility (NDFD):  A Good Predictor of Forage Quality

- Where Does Nitrogen Fertilizer Come From?

- The Cost of Pasture vs. Hay


OCTOBER 2012 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 13th Kentucky Grazing Conference

- AFGC Returns to Kentucky - Register Soon

- 33rd Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- Hay Testing - A Wise Investment

- UK Beef Cow Forage Supplement Tool - A Web Based APP

- KFGC Field Day

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Bale Weight, Nutrient Removal, and Feed Value of Hay:  An On-Farm Perspective

- Beware of Cyanide (Prussic Acid) Poisoning

- Nitrate Rumors can Kill Cattle


SEPTEMBER 2012 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KFGC Forage Field Day

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Beef Bash 2012

- National Hay Association to Feature Kentucky Speakers

- 13th Kentucky Grazing Conference

- Partridge Pea or Chamaecrista fasciculate (Michx.) Greene

- Forage Brassica Crops in Grazing Systems

- Darkling/Mealworm Beetles can cause "Blister Beetle Scare"


AUGUST 2012 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KFGC Field Day - Hart County - September 6

- Drought and Forages

- Choose the Best Variety for Fall Plantings

- Plan to Attend the AFGC Meeting in Covington, KY - Jan. 7-9, 2013

- High Nitrates Especially in Drought Stressed Corn

- Biofuels will Continue to Drive Feed Prices

- Mother Nature Throws a Wrench into 2012


JULY 2012 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Drought and Forages

- Kentucky Hay Grower Wins National Hay Awards

- KFGC Field Day to be in Hart County

- Native Warm-Season Grasses In-Service Training

- AFGC National Tour

- If Baling Hay Wet, Watch for Fires

- Custom Grazing of Stocker Cattle

- AFGC 2013 Annual Conference

- AFGC 2013 National Competitions

- Reducing Energy Use in Production Agriculture

- Ohio State Alfalfa Enterprise Budgets Online

- The Diverse Structure and Organization of U.S. Beef Cow-Calf Farms


JUNE 2012 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Advanced Grazing School

- Measuring the Moisture Content of Forage Using a Microwave Oven

- Thin Alfalfa Plantings:  Deciding when to give up

- AFGC Forage Tour

- Kentucky Beef Cattle Market Update

- Thought for the Day


MAY 2012 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 4th Annual Equine Farm & Facilities Expo

- Grazing School

- In Search of 300-Day Grazing

- Farmland Prices Expected to Keep Rising

- Record Prices, Low Numbers:  Where Are We?

- Harvesting Summer Annual Grasses for Hay


APRIL 2012 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Grazing School Just Days Away

- Grazing School Graduate Featured on U.K. YouTube

- Kentucky Forages on YouTube

- Kentucky Grazing Conference

- Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Master Grazer Website

- Advanced Grazing School

- Grazing for Profit with Sheep

- Expect Early Alfalfa Weevil Feeding

- New Economics Favor Better Forage Management.  Is it a New Age for Forage?

- 10 Herbicide Application Mistakes

- Evaluation of Maturity of Switchgrass Hay for Feeding Beef Steers in Kentucky

- Is Cheap Seed Really a Good Buy?


MARCH 2012 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Kentucky Alfalfa Awards

- Alfalfa Hay Awards

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Cool Season Grass Workshop May 16th

- Attend the AFGC Summer Tour - May 17-18

- Saturated Fat and Cholesterol:  Health Hazards or Vital Nutrients?

- Hay Contest Rules and Information

- The Relationship of Yield and Digestibility in Commonly Used Summer Annual Grasses

- Determining the Effect of Mowing Height and Fertility on Orchardgrass Yield and Persistence

- Extension's Response to the Fescue Endophyte Problem


FEBRUARY 2012 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Alfalfa Conference Just Days Away

- Kentucky Producer Wins National Forage Spokesman Contest

- KFGC Members Win Awards at the AFGC Meeting in Louisville

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- Kentucky Grazing Schools

- Growers Like RR Alfalfa, Survey Shows

- Input Calculator Available for Alfalfa Growers

- Kentucky Beef Cattle Market Update


JANUARY 2012 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Happy New Year

- KFGC Needs You!

- Kentucky Agricultural Economy

- Corn Belt Farmland Prices Hit Record Levels

- 2010 KFBM Dairy Enterprise Results

- Pennington Seeds to Expand Forage Program in Kentucky


2011   return to top

DECEMBER 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- UK Forage Variety Tests

- Forage Dynamics and Calf Behavior in Two Creep Grazing Systems

- Testing and Feeding Tobacco-Brown Hay and Silage

- World Population Hits Seven Billion

- Farmers Use of Broadband Internet

- High Cattle Prices to Continue, analysts Say


NOVEMBER 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Brent White is Kentucky Forage Spokesman

- KFGC Presents Awards

- KFGC Nominating Committee Report

- AFGC Coming to Louisville

- Forages at KCA

- Selling & Shipping Hay to Texas and Other Southern Tier States

- Hay Production Changes in Kentucky

- Climate Change Effects on Forage Quality of Kentucky Hay Fields

- Be Alert to Health Risks When Grazing Turnips


OCTOBER 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 12th Kentucky Grazing Conference

- Frost Approaching:  Beware of Prussic Acid!

- KFGC Field Day

- Don't Overgraze Warm-Season Grasses

- Freeze Tolerance of Forage Bermudagrass

- Performance by Spring and Fall-Calving Cows Grazing with Full Access, or No Access to Toxic, Wild-Type Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue - 3-Year Summary

- The Determination of Switchgrass Growth Curves

- Chemical Suppression of Seedhead Emergence in Toxic Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue for Improving Cattle WEight Gain and Physiology

-Reducing Feed Costs with Grazing Management


SEPTEMBER 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KFGC Awards and Forage Spokesman Nominations

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Kentucky Grazing Conference

- Heat Damage to Moist Hay

- Forage Quality, Ergot Alkaloid Concentrations, and Species Composition from Toxic Wild-Type and Non-Toxic, Novel Endophyte Infected Tall Fescue Pastures Grazed by Cow-Calf Pairs

- Yield Response of Summer-Dormant and Active Tall Fescue to Stockpiling

- Round-Bale Feeder Design Affects Hay Waste and Economics During Horse Feeding

- Determining Profitability is a Cost Thing


AUGUST 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Grazing School

- KFGC Forage Field Day

- Variety Test Information

- U.K. All Commodity Field Day

- Kentucky to Host National Forage Meeting

- Low Hay Acres, High Hay Prices

- Orchardgrass Stand Persistence in the Mid-Atlantic Region

- Effects of Co-Grazing Dairy Heifers and Goats on Forage Intake, Botanical Composition, and Dry Matter Yield of Mixed Species Pastures

- Species Evenness has Limited Influence on Weed Invasion of Forage Mixtures

- Performance and Carcass Parameters when Meat Goats were Finished on Chicory, Birdsfoot Trefoil, or Red Clover Pastures

- Effects of Cutting Height and Variety on Switchgrass yield in Tennessee

- Ergovaline Recovery from Digested Residues of Grazed Tall Fescue Seedheads


JULY 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- UK All Commodity Field Day - July 21

- KFGC Forage Field Day - September 8

- Kentucky to Host National Forage Meeting

- Dr. Dougherty Retires

- Forage Tour Photos

- KFGC Members Place in all AFGC Contests at the Annual Meeting

- Arkansas 300 Day Grazing Program - Demonstration Results

- Arkansas 300-Day Grazing Program - Whole Farm Projects

- Beef Cow Reproductive Performance is Negatively Impacted by the Grazing of Toxic Tall Fescue

- Producer Attitudes Toward Renovating Toxic Fescue with Novel Endophyte Fescue


JULY 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- UK All Commodity Field Day - July 21

- KFGC Forage Field Day - September 8

- Kentucky to Host National Forage Meeting

- Dr. Dougherty Retires

- Forage Tour Photos

- KFGC Members Place in all AFGC Contests at the Annual Meeting

- Arkansas 300 Day Grazing Program - Demonstration Results

- Arkansas 300-Day Grazing Program - Whole Farm Projects

- Beef Cow Reproductive Performance is Negatively Impacted by the Grazing of Toxic Tall Fescue

- Producer Attitudes Toward Renovating Toxic Fescue with Novel Endophyte Fescue


JUNE 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting

- UK All Commodity Field Day

- Equine Exhibit Expanded for UK All Commodity Field Day

- Clover PowerPoint Released

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Alfalfa Intensive Training Seminar

- New Page added to Forage Website

- New Native Warm-Season Grasses Publications Available

- Filming Completed on Forage DVD

- Harvesting and Managing Flooded Forage

- Spraying Roundup Ready Alfalfa

- Net Wrap Cuts Losses, Saves Time

- Keys to a Profitable Forage Program


MAY 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Alfalfa Conference Photos

- 32nd Kentucky Alfalfa Conference Date Set

- Grazing Conference set for Bowling Green

- American Forage & Grassland Council Annual Meeting

- Grazing School

- Mob Grazing Misconceptions

- Letter to the Editor

- Kentucky Land Values and Rental Rates

- Economic Study Proves Value of Legumes & Non-toxic Fescue in Pastures

- Low Soil pH Reduces Fertilizer Efficiency

- Terminology for Grazing Lands and Grazing Animals


APRIL 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Alfalfa Conference Wins Outstanding Extension Program Award

- April Grazing School

- Best Practices to Hasten Field Drying of Grasses and Alfalfa

- Maturity Determines Forage Quality

- UK Switchgrass for Biomass Project Online Learning Modules now Available on our Website

- Invasive Species' Abundance Similar at Native and Introduced Sites

- NAFA Descends on DC to Talk Alfalfa

- Beef Cow Numbers Decline During 2010


MARCH 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Alfalfa Awards

- KFGC Update

- Grazing School Offers Classroom and Field (Hands-on) Activities

- Roundup Ready® Alfalfa

- Ash Content in Hay

- Caution Advised with Grazing & Cutting Heights of Orchardgrass

- Heart of America Grazing Conference Proceedings and Photos

- Agriculture Returns as a Bright Spot in the Economic Recovery


FEBRUARY 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Alfalfa Conference in Lexington

- Ag Development Board Approves Fertilizer as Forage Cost Share

- Value of Legumes in Pasture

- AFGC Annual Meeting June 13-15

- New Service for KFGC Members

- AFGC National Hay Contest

- Kentucky Grazing School - April 13-14, 2011

- Forages at KCA

- USDA Decision Clears the Way for Forage Genetics to Sell Seed for Spring Planting

- Proceedings on Website

- KFGC Update

- Heart of America Grazing Conference


JANUARY 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Forages at KCA

- Small Ruminant Grazing Conference

- Mid-South Stocker Conference

- Kentucky's Agricultural Economy

- Forage Variety Test Results

- Regional Grazing Conference Coming to Louisville - Register Now!

- Alfalfa - Tall Fescue Row Orientation / Compatibility Comparisons on Establishment and Persistence Under Grazing

- Why Graze


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DECEMBER 2010 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Register Now for Grazing Conference

- Forage Spokesman Contest and KFGC Award Nominations

- PFGC Celebrates 50th Anniversary

- Forage Variety Test Reports

- Feed Costs and Meat Production

- Corn Nitrogen Fertilizer Replacement Value of Alfalfa in Northern Illinois

- Comparison of Seeding Rates and Coating on Seedling Count, Root Length, Root Weight and Shoot Weight of Crimson Clover

- Effect of Macronutrient Deficiency on the Antioxidant Capacity of Lespedeza Cuneata (cv. Au Grazer) and Lotus Corniculatus (cv. Pardee)


NOVEMBER 2010 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Dr. Norman Taylor 1926-2010

- Registration Now Open for Grazing Conference

- Forage Spokesman Contest and KFGC Award Nominations - Deadline Dec. 3

- Effects of Ergot-Endophyte-Infected Fescue Seed on Physiological Parameters in Mature Female Meat Goats

- Chaparral® Herbicide Application for Suppression of Seedhead Emergence in Tall Fescue Pastures and Possible Alleviation of Fescue Toxicosis

- Science Shows Beef Production is Earth Friendly

- Use of Novel Endophyte Fescue for Cows

- Evaluation of Annual Ryegrass (Lolium Multiflorum) in Two Fall Grazing Systems on Forage Quality and Stock Calf Performance in Northern Minnesota

- Using Mature Hay for Bedding:  Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity


OCTOBER 2010 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Grazing Conference Returning to Kentucky

- KFGC Update

- Pennsylvania to Celebrate Forage Anniversary

- A Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue has been Developed by the University of Kentucky for the Upper Fescue Belt

- Benefits of Rotational Grazing

- Cultivar Preference of Lambs Grazing Forage Chicory in Ohio

- Effects of a Freeze on Forages

- Nitrate Poisoning:  A Concern with Dry Weather


SEPTEMBER 2010 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Lexington Welcomes National Hay Association

- Barren County to Host State Forage Field Day

- Know Your Hay Quality

- Mob Grazing or Ultra High Density Stocking

- New Items on Forage Website

- Grazing Graduates

- Who says "Cats" can't Attend U.K. Grazing School

- It's not too late for N on Grasses

- Choose the Best Forage Variety for Fall Planting

- Potential for High Nitrates


AUGUST 2010 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KFGC Field Day

- Beef Bash 2010

- Grazing Sudangrass, Pearl Millet, and Sorghum Hybrids

- Intake and Digestibility of Improved Selections of Tall Fescue and Orchardgrass Hays

- Ag Groups Applaud Supreme Court Ruling on Biotech Alfalfa

- The Potential of Biofuels in Kentucky

- Calibrating your Forage Seeder Can Save Big Money when Summer Seeding


JULY 2010 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Wins Awards at Recent American Forage & Grassland Council Annual Meeting

- Kentucky Host International Meeting

- Dr. Smith Becomes Professor Smith

- Tom Keene Re-elected to Forage Foundation Executive Committee

- Getting through the Summer Slump

- National Hay Association Convention

- Heart of America Grazing Conference Coming to Kentucky

- Clover Coming up in Alfalfa Fields

- Selecting Summer Annual Forage Grasses

- Abundance of Clover in 2010

- Heat Damage to Moist Hay

- The Economics of Grazing, Organic, and Confinement Dairy Farms


JUNE 2010 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KFGC Update

- U.S. Supreme Court Reviews Ban on Roundup Ready® Alfalfa

- Increase Pasture Profits Using Cross Fences

- Plant Growth Regulator to Increase Pasture Growth

- Alfalfa Cutting Height to Maximize Forage Yield and Quality

- Traditional Ecosystem Services of Forage and Grazing Lands

- Performance and Profitability of Stocker Cattle Grazing KY 31, Jesup MaxQ & Winter Annual Pastures

- Forage Quality of Jesup MaxQ Tall Fescue


MAY 2010 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Barren County to Host KFGC Field Day

- National and International Meeting Coming to Kentucky

- Forage Quality, Ethanol Production Studied

- Teff Grass

- Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council Celebrating 50th Birthday

- Spontaneous Combustion in Hay

- Change in Yield and Quality of Alfalfa

- Hay Inoculants and Preservatives


APRIL 2010 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 31st Kentucky Alfalfa Conference Date Set

- 30th Alfalfa Conference Proceedings and Photos

- Warm Season Grass Variety Reports

- WEG Forage Supplies

- Kentucky Grazing School April 14-15

- Windrow Spacing and Conditioners Aid in Curing Process

- Preseason Hay Equipment Maintenance

- Overview of BMR Sudangrasses and Sorghums

- Switchgrass Moved by Barge to Power Plant


MARCH 2010 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Alfalfa Conference Reflections After 30 Years

- Kentucky Alfalfa Awards

- Hay Winners

- UK Grazing Alfalfa DVD on YouTube

- Kentucky Grazing School April 14-15

- USDA Issues Final Rule on Organic Access to Pasture

- UK Forage Variety Test Available

- Points to Ponder


FEBRUARY 2010 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Roundup Ready Alfalfa:  Comment Period Deadline February 16, 2010

- 30th Anniversary Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Plan Now to Attend AGA Annual Conference, Feb. 4-7, Lexington

- Does Amount of "Hard" Alfalfa Seed Really Matter?

- What's Eating your Orchardgrass

- Forages at KCA

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- Hay and Horses

- Grazing 101:  Enroll in 2010 Kentucky Grazing School

- Clovers in Kentucky

- Commercial Hay Dryer Made in Kentucky


JANUARY 2010 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Forages at KCA

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- 30th Anniversary Alfalfa Conference

- Tall Fescue for the Twenty-First Century

- Grazing Conference Photos

- Hay Testing

- Growing Alfalfa in the South

- New Forage Variety Test Reports

- American Grassfed Association Coming Back to Lexington

- Consider Joining KFGC in 2010

- Comment Period on RR Alfalfa - December 18, 2009 - February 16, 2010



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DECEMBER 2009 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Grazing Conference Photos

- Growing Alfalfa in the South

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- Role and Importance of Clovers in Kentucky

- Advantage of Rotational Grazing Confirmed Using Time Lapse Photography

- Corn Stalk Quality After Weathering

- Kentucky Land Values Buck the Trend

- Results of the 1st Year for a Grazing Evaluation of KYFA9302 Tall Fescue, with and without the AR584 Novel Endophyte

- Cutting Ash Content

- KFGC Update


NOVEMBER 2009 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Forages at KCA

- 10th Kentucky Grazing Conference

- KFGC Presents Awards

- KFGC Update

- Caldwell Willig is New Kentucky Forage Spokesman

- Forage Testing at Must for This Years' Hay Crop

- "Growing Alfalfa in the South" & "Understanding Forage Quality", Now Available on NAFA Website

- It's the Pitts:  A Can of Worms

- Estimating Clover Percentage in Your Pasture


OCTOBER 2009 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 10th Kentucky Grazing Conference

- 30th "Anniversary" Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- KFGC Update

- Growing Alfalfa in the South

- Effects of a Freeze on Forages

- Grazing and Eliminative Behavior of Horses Grazing Bermudagrass

- Spatial Distribution of Livestock Concentration Areas and Soil Nutrients in Pastures

- Effect of Humate Application on the Forage Yield and Quality of Bermudagrass and Tall Fescue

- Effect of Repeated or One-Time Grazing of Kudzu by Sheep and Goats in Central Georgia


SEPTEMBER 2009 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Anderson County to Host Sept. 3 Forage Day

- Enroll in 2009 Kentucky Grazing School

- 10th Kentucky Grazing Conference

- KFGC Update

- Producers can Receive up to $45.00/ton Matching Funds for Growing Biomass

- Forage Spokesman Nominations - Deadline Sept. 15

- Alfalfa Intensive Training set for Indianapolis

- Performance and Physiology of Yearling Steers Grazing Toxic Tall Fescue as Influenced by Feeding Soybean Hulls and Implanting with Steroidal Hormones

- New Developments in Forage Varieties

- Extending the Grazing Season

- Use Goats to Make Money and Lower Costs


AUGUST 2009 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KFGC Field Day is September 3

- Forage Spokesman Nominations

- UK All Commodity Field Day

- What Does the Intensive in Intensive Grazing Mean

- Grazing and Eliminative Behavior of Horses Grazing Bermudagrass

- Results of the 1st Year for a Grazing Evaluation of KYFA9302 Tall Fescue, With and Without the AR584 Novel Endophyte

- Cutting Ash Content

- Late Summer Nitrogen Applications to Pastures - Will they pay this year?


JULY 2009 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- UK All Commodity Field Day - July 23

- Mammoth Cave Area Field Day

- Anderson County to Host KFGC Field Day

- Improved Nitrate Testing for KY

- Stocker Cattle Performance and Calculated Pasture Costs

- Effects of Feeding Soybean Hulls and Steroid Implants on Weight Gain and Physiology of Steers Grazed on Toxic Tall Fescue

- Nominations Requested



JUNE 2009 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Hart County Hay Producer to Speak at AFGC

- Forage Workers Meet in Lexington

- Nominations Requested

- Kentucky Alfalfa Conference:  30th Anniversary

- UK Equine Field Day

- Rotations Grazing - Benefits

- Adjust Conditioners for Maximum Drying

- Grazing Conference to be at Princeton

- UK Field Day - July 23

- Anderson County to Host KFGC Field Day

- KFGC And High Quality Forages

- Miscanthus - What is it?


MAY 2009 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Extending Grazing

- Kentucky Grazing Conference

- KFGC Awards Program

- Renovation of Pasture and Hay Fields

- New Warm Season Annual Grass Report

- KFGC Update

- Use Microwave to Test Hay Moisture

- Increase Pasture Profits Using Cross Fences

- Improving Fuel Efficiency of Your Forage Harvester

- Harvest Early for Highest Quality Hay

- Comments from Nebraska on Teff


APRIL 2009 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Register Early for the 2009 AFGC Conference

- Southern Pasture & Forage Crop Improvement Conference

- Consumer Purchasing Trends Shift in Response to Changing Economy

- 10 Reasons to Make Forage First in the Ration

- Spring Nitrogen Fertilization of Hayfields in 2009 - Will it Pay?

- By-Product Gypsum: What's it Worth to Forage Producers in Kentucky?

- Rotational Grazing Gets High Marks


MARCH 2009 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 29th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Alfalfa Award Winners

- Alfalfa Hay Winners

- Weed Free Hay and Straw Certification Program

- W.D. Hoard:  The Father of Alfalfa Culture

- Newly Revised Fact Sheet Now Available

- Benefits of Legumes

- Bay Minette Company's Renewable Diesel Wows Expert

- Ryegrass Ain't Ryegrass


FEBRUARY 2009 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 29th Alfalfa Conference February 19

- Enter your Hay and Win

- Forages at KCA Proceedings

- Teff Varieties

- Small Grain and Corn Silage Variety Test Reports Added to Forage Website

- Urease Inhibitors

- Hay Stocks Drop Slightly

- Is Sainfoin Right for you

- Plan to Attend 2009 AFGC Conference

- American Grassfed Association to hold 6th Annual Conference


JANUARY 2009 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Forages at KCA:  New Year - New Challenges

- Kentucky Agricultural Cash Receipts

- 2008 Variety Test Reports

- KFGC - Supporting KY's Forage Industry

- New Publication Addresses Key Forage/Livestock Issue

- Fertilizing Forage Crops in 2009

- KFGC Sponsored Project First in the State


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DECEMBER 2008 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Improved Grass Varieties Benefit Farmers

- Alfalfa and the Environment

- Grass May Help Balance Hot Dairy Diets

- Ethanol Maker Files for Bankruptcy Relief

- Pricing Hay:  Consider Plant Nutrient Value

- Performance and Physiology of Steers Grazing Toxic Tall Fescue as Influenced by Feeding Soybean Hulls and Steroidal Implants


NOVEMBER 2008 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KFGC Awards

- Clayton Geralds Wins KFGC Forage Spokesman Contest

- 29th Alfalfa Conference Program Set

- Forages at KCA

- 9th Grazing Conference Proceedings

- Decision Aid Added to Website

- Enough Hay .....

- Animal Grazing Habits

- Time to Focus on Switchgrass Economics

- Limiting Access Time to Hay Can Stretch the Roll

- Horse Gastric Ulcer Syndrome can be Controlled with Diet


OCTOBER 2008 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Grazing Conference

- Grazing Crop Residues

- U.K. Forage Website

- KFGC Board Meeting Highlights

- Frost Brings Danger:  Prussic Acid Poisoning

- Kentucky-Tennessee Cow-Calf Conference

- Dow AgroSciences Buys Dairyland Seed

- Court Decision Won't Affect RR Alfalfa Status

- Bale Feeder Reduces Waste


SEPTEMBER 2008 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Forage Spokesman Nomination - Deadline September 15

- KFGC Awards Nomination - Deadline September 19

- 29th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference - February 19

- How Good is Your Hay?

- Brassicas and Cereals:  High Quality Options for Fall Grazing

- Fall Fertilizer Applications to Hay Fields and Pastures

- USDA Forecasts 2% Less Alfalfa

- Switchgrass for Energy Will Take Time


AUGUST 2008 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- History Making Grassland Meeting

- KFGC Field Day

- Stockpiling

- 9th Kentucky Grazing Conference - Lexington, October 23

- Horse Pastures in the Fall:  A Perfect Time to Renovate

- Bale at the Proper Moisture

- One Man's Pie is Another Man's Poison

- Hauling Challenges Abound

- U.S. Hay Acreage Down Slightly

- KFGC Awards Nomination

- KFGC Forage Spokesman Nominations


JULY 2008 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KFGC Field Day in Christian County

- KFGC Forage Spokesman Nominations

- KFGC Awards Nomination

- The UK Beef Bash 2008:  A Different Kind of Field Day

- Certified Noxious Weed Seed Free Hay and Straw Program

- Nitrogen for Stockpiling Fescue

- Forage Seeding Rate Calculator

- Alfalfa Yield and Dollar Return from Wisconsin Green-Gold Program

- Relative Toxicity to Horses of Three Species of Blister Beetles

- Changes in U.S. Dairy Industry Since 1935

- Line up Forage Varieties Early for Fall Planting

- Roundup Ready Alfalfa on Track for 2009 Return


JUNE 2008 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- University of Kentucky Field Day - June 12, 2008

- KFGC Forage Spokesman

- KFGC Awards Nomination

- Reducing Forage Losses Can Save Big Bucks

- Weed-Seed-Free Straw Market Beats Hay

- Nutrient Value of Baled Hay

- Seeded Bermudagrass:  Make Sure to Use a Winter Hardy Variety


MAY 2008 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KFGC Awards Nomination

- KFGC Forage Spokesman

- Small Grain Silage or Balage

- Hay Making Reminders and Tips

- Hay Acreage Will Drop 2%, says USDA

- Armyworm Alert

- New Video Feature on KFGC Website

- UK Forage Team Wins Outstanding Extension Project Award

- Forage Analyses are Estimates, Not Absolutes

- Should I plant Switchgrass for Biomass?


APRIL 2008 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 28th Alfalfa Conference

- Breeding Better Alfalfa

- Hay Preservatives:  Propionic Acid and Microbial Inoculants

- Alternative Energy:  Does It Make Sense?

- High Priced Nitrogen:  Can I Still Afford to Fertilize Grass Hay

- Forages May Fuel Pellet Stoves

- Weed Management Options in the Spring Following a Dry Summer


MARCH 2008 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 28th Alfalfa Conference:  Success in Spite of Worst Ice Storm in our 28 years

- Alfalfa Awards

- Alfalfa Hay Contest Awards

- 2007 Hay Summary

- Value and Amount of Nitrogen Fixed by Various Legumes

- Kentucky Farm Numbers and Livestock Operations

- The Differences Among Hay Conditioners

- AFGC Issues Resolution on Forage Crop Production

- Symposium to Examine Energy Potential of Forage Crops


FEBRUARY 2008 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Alfalfa Conference:  28 Years and Going Strong

- Forages at KCA

- AFGC/SRM Conference a Huge Success

- KY Producer and Students Win National Forage Awards

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- Roundup Ready Alfalfa Update

- Can you Establish Clover and Suppress Winter Annual Weeds

- AVAIL Polymer Applied to Phosphorus Fertilizer

- Restricting Intake of Forages:  An Alternative Feeding Strategy for Wintering Beef Cows

- Restricting Time of Access to Large Round Bales of Hay Affects Hay Waste and Cow Performance


JANUARY 2008 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Heart of America Grazing Conference to be held in Missouri

- Forage Producers to be Featured at KCA

- Plan to attend the AFGC/SRM Forage Conference in Louisville January 26-31

- 2007 Variety Test Reports

- Clearing up the Confusion Between Eating Meat, Cancer, and Obesity

- Teff Looks Good in Pennsylvania Trials

- Kentucky Facts

- Effect of Hay Feeding Methods on Cow Performance, Hay Waste, and Wintering Cost

- Kentucky's Agricultural Economy




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DECEMBER 2007 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Panoramic 2SL Registered for Weed Control in Pastures

- Hay - 2007

- Energy Savings with New Light Bulbs

- Corn Stalks and a Protein Block... That all you Got?

- Reflections at my 80th Birthday - Carl S. Hoveland


NOVEMBER 2007 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Sources for Hay

- If you Procrastinate, It may be too late

- Buffalo Trace Hay Auction

- Volunteer Corn

- Winter Feeding will be a Challenge

- State Summary of 2007

- Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide


OCTOBER 2007 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Grazing Corn Stalks

- Nutrient Losses from Harvested Hay or Crop Residue

- Biotechnology in Forage Crops:  Update for KY Farmers

- The Effects of Feeding Sericea Lespedeza Hay on Growth Rate of Goats Naturally Infected with Gastrointestinal Nematodes

- Southeastern Drought Drives Search for Hay


SEPTEMBER 2007 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- CRP - Forage Quality

- Stockpiling Tall Fescue

- Cost per day on Stockpiled Fescue/Fall Fertilization

- Cost per day on Soyhulls/Limit Hay

- Caution When Seeding into Drought Damaged Pastures

- Rye Produces More Winter Pasture than Wheat

- Animal Performance on Wheat and Rye Pasture

- Oats and Rye in Combination

- Spring Oats and Rye

- NAFA Summit Promotes Alfalfa for Biofuel

- Consider Annual Ryegrass as a High Quality Forage Option


AUGUST 2007 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Hay Hotline Helps Farmers in Search of Forage

- Beware of Hay Payment Scam

- Judge Amends Roundup Ready Alfalfa Ruling

- Corn Acres Soar, Soy Acres Plunge

- Relative Feed Value (RFV) and Relative Forage Quality (RFQ)

- KFGC Awards


JULY 2007 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Forage Losses Exceed $40 Million

- AFGC Report from Pennsylvania

- Top 14 Invasive Species in Kentucky

- Grazing Days - Fescue vs. Small Grains

- Hours to Dry Alfalfa from 80% to 20% Moisture

- Switchgrass Incentives May be in Farm Bill

- Double Whammy.....

- Eastern Gamagrass Meeting & Tour


JUNE 2007 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KADB Approves $650,000 for Biomass Project

- USDA-ARS and Cooperative Extension Sponsors Eastern Gamagrass Field Day

- Roundup Ready Alfalfa Injunction is Permanent

- No Roundup Ready Harvest Restrictions Yet

- Effects of Forage on Steer Performance / Stocker Profits

- Grazing Days - Fescue vs. Small Grains

- Forage has Cellulosic Ethanol Potential

- Maintaining Forage Harvester for Fuel Efficiency


MAY 2007 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Freeze and Forages

- Final Alfalfa Weevil Thoughts - Don't Forget Regrowth Feeding

- Milk Production

- Barren County Continued as Cattle Capital of Kentucky

- Armyworm Counts on the Increase Again!

- Losses of Alfalfa During Harvest

- Losses from Alfalfa During Harvest Operations


APRIL 2007 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Growers can Continue to Grow and Use Roundup Ready Alfalfa, but Monsanto Company is Disappointed with Preliminary Injunction Affecting Purchase and Planting

- New Posters Featuring Forages Now Available/Southern Forages Book Now in Fourth Edition

- Teff

- Removal of Tall Fescue from Kentucky Bluegrass Pastures

- Phoenix Alfalfa has Substantial Resistance to Sclerotinia Crown and Stem Rot


MARCH 2007 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- The Merits of High-Capacity Mowers, Alfalfa Rotations

- Biotech Traits Can Improve Alfalfa

- Newly Updated:  Grain & Forage Crop Guide for Kentucky

- New Publication:  Long Term Variety Test Summary

- AFGC Will Hold its Annual Meeting This June in Pennsylvania

- Increase in Alfalfa Acreage & Yield

- Conversion from Corn to Grassland Provides Economic and Environmental Benefits to a Maryland Beef Farm

- Disc, Sickle Mowers Both Have Pluses

- Kentucky Farm Numbers


FEBRUARY 2007 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- AFGC Update

- 2007 Variety Trial Reports

- Top Ten Agricultural Counties (2005)

- Top Ten Counties (2005)

- Transporting Hay to be Subject to New Regulations

- FDA:  Hay Farmers Clear of Records Law

- Hay Sampling

- Use of Feedstuffs by Livestock in the United States


JANUARY 2007 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Hay Quality Makes a Difference

- Goats in Kentucky

- Kentucky Agricultural Economy

- Utilizing Sericea Lespedeza as a Goat Forage in Kentucky




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DECEMBER 2006 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- FEED:  Biggest Cost Item

- Kentucky Hay - 2006

- Methods to Manage Soil Phosphorus Levels on Kentucky Poultry Farms

- Meat Goat Performance and Carcass Parameters when Finished on Orchardgrass, Red Clover, or Alfalfa Pastures

- The Case for Forage Legumes


NOVEMBER 2006 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Cash Receipts Highlights

- Loss of a Legend

- Hay is in the Barn

- New Executive Secretary for AFGC

- Alfalfa's Makeover

- Effect of Sericea Lespedeza Hay on Gastrointestinal Nematode Infection in Goats


OCTOBER 2006 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Roundup Ready Grazing Tolerant Alfalfa

- 26 Roundup Ready Alfalfa Varieties

- Hay Export Markets Benefit all Growers

- Prevent Machinery Fires

- Ethanol Growth Challenges Hay Markets

- Hay Production Up


SEPTEMBER 2006 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Stockpile Production:  Does it ay to fertilize in fall given the high cost of nitrogen fertilizer?

- Can you Successfully "Thicken-Up" Old Alfalfa Stands?

- Fall Seeding Grasses

- Monitor Wet Hay to Prevent Fire

- Rake Design Doesn't Impact Hay Quality


AUGUST 2006 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- UK Robinson Station to Host College of Ag Field Day

- Kentucky Department of Agriculture - Forage Testing Program

- More Hay.....

- Guidelines for Successful Forage Establishment


JULY 2006 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Determining Forage Moisture Content using a Microwave Oven

- Kentucky:  Did You Know

- Hay Storage Demonstration Farm Project Evaluating Impact of Indoor Storage

- Agrotain Reduces Ammonia Loss from Surface-Applied Urea

- Grazing Corn


JUNE 2006 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Effect of Storage Method on Round Bale Hay Loss

- Kentucky Milk Production

- Average Prices Received by Farmers--(Dollars)

- Bioterrorism & Hay

- Reducing Broiler Litter Application Rates

- Measuring Variation in Alfalfa Yield and Stand


MAY 2006 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Barren County Continued as Cattle Capital of Kentucky

- Storing Alfalfa as Round Bale Silage: Frequently Asked Questions

- Cowpea Aphid in Kentucky Alfalfa

- Disk vs. Sickle Cutterbar Mowers

- Organic Hay


APRIL 2006 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Rooting Depth of Alfalfa

- Environmental & Economic Evaluation of Grass and Corn Based Production Systems

- Economics of Organic and Grazing Dairy Farms


MARCH 2006 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Improved Alfalfa Varieties

- How are Pasture Quality, Soil Quality, and Soil Organic Carbon Content Linked?

- Common Red Clover

- Poultry Litter Rate Study in Tall Fescue


FEBRUARY 2006 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Nitrogen Costs and the Value of Legumes

- It will soon be Calving Season

- Tall Fescue On-line Monograph Availability

- Comparative Lamb and Heifer Growth Rates

- Field Experience with Strip Grazing Standing Corn

- Free Nitrogen


JANUARY 2006 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Forages at KCA

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- 26th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

- Selecting Varieties for Kentucky





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DECEMBER 2005 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Still Room for Improvement

- Effect of Maturity on Quality of Various Small Grains

- Effect of N Prices on Fertilization of Cool-Season Grasses

- Value and Amount of Nitrogen Fixed by Various Legumes


NOVEMBER 2005 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- How Sensitive is Alfalfa to Low Soil pH?

- Fertilizer Value in Hay

- Hay May Be Tight

- Consider Grazing Crop Residue


OCTOBER 2005 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Alfalfa Hay for Horses: Myths and Realities

- Building Hay Storage Structures with Agriculture Development Board's Cost Share Program

- Late Fall Fertilization of Cool Season Grasses


SEPTEMBER 2005 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Roundup Ready Alfalfa

- Economics of Grazing Stocker Cattle as a Sustainable Alternative to Row Crops

- Is It Too Late to Stockpile this Year?


AUGUST 2005 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Hay/Barn Fires

- Remember to Stockpile Fescue Starting Now

- Grazing Corn: Impact of Harvest Date on Yield


JULY 2005 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Using Poultry Litter on Pastures

- Hay Moisture Meters and More

- Does Fertilizer Harm Soil Microbes?


JUNE 2005 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Maintaining Healthy Horse Pastures

- Toward Higher Quality Hay

- Harvest and Storage Method Affects Ergot Alkaloid Concentration in Tall Fescue


MAY 2005 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Summary of Good Hay-Making Practices

- Does Fertilizer Harm Soil Microbes?


APRIL 2005 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- New Alfalfa Website

- Pennington Seed & AgResearch Announce Part Settlement of Tall Fescue Endophyte Patent Lawsuit


MARCH 2005 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Tom Keene Joins UK Forage Team

- Roundup Ready Alfalfa

- Novel or Friendly (Nontoxic) Endophytes

- Keys to a Profitable Forage Program


FEBRUARY 2005 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Alfalfa and Soybean Rust: Is There a Concern?

- Getting Ready for the Grazing Season


JANUARY 2005 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Ray Smith Joins Our Kentucky Forage Team

- Storage Losses and Nutritive Value of Warm-Season Forages Conserved as Balage




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DECEMBER 2004 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Eleven Seasons of Pasture Productivity and Heifer Performance Under Rotational Grazing: Data from Wisconsin

- Hay Storage Update


NOVEMBER 2004 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Effects of Tall Fescue Endophyte on Reproduction

- Calf Weaning Weights of Cattle Grazing Toxic or MaxQTM Tall Fescue Stands


OCTOBER 2004 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Stockpiled Tall Fescue Quality

- Utilizing Poultry Litter in a Fertility Program for Orchardgrass Hayfields


SEPTEMBER 2004 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Switchgrass and Horses

- Nitrogen Rate and Source Effects on the Yield and Nutritive Value of Stockpiled Tall Fescue


AUGUST 2004 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Transition from Toxic Tall Fescue to Non-Toxic Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue

- Forage Production and Forage Mixture Complexity


JULY 2004 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Management of Beef Cattle to Alleviate Fescue Toxicosis

- Comparison of Three Tall Fescues Containing Novel Endophytes for Stocker Cattle Weight Gain


JUNE 2004 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Forage Species and Spatial Effects on the Dietary Intake of Goats

- Calibrating Seeders


MAY 2004 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Red Meat Production in 2003

- Baling Forage Crops for Silage


APRIL 2004 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Emergence and Survival of Legumes Seeded into Pastures

- Does Fertilizer Harm Soil Microbes?


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