Resources for Hay Production

Endophyte Toxins in Grass and Other Feed Sources: Risks to Livestock  November 2016

Many varieties of tall fescue and perennial ryegrass are infected with a fungal endophyte. Endophytes produce bioactive compounds that, while beneficial to the host plants, can be toxic to livestock that consume them. This publication explains what an endophyte is, describes livestock health problems associated with endophytes, outlines research on toxicity levels, and provides information on safe forage and feed management and endophyte testing services.

Oregon Forage Library – A summary of the analysis of 32 Oregon grown forages

Understanding your Forage Test Results

Beef forage analysis offered to state cattle ranchers

Hay Making on the Westside

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