Livestock and Forage

Newsletter Feb 2017

ALERT:  True Armyworm infestation in Tall Fescue and Orchardgrass

There are many reports that the True Armyworm is damaging Tall Fescue and Orchardgrass seed fields.  You may want to check Tall Fescue and Orchardgrass pastures and hayfields at this time for any sign of damage or infestation.

Key characters:

1) Several alternating dark and light stripes along body

1-2 thicker yellow-orange bands running along each side of body from head to tail.

2) Look at the black triangles or marks on four abdominal prolegs

See the photo of the True Armyworm for a good description.


Who's Coming to Dinner?

A description of how animals graze and the type of forage they prefer to eat.

Video:  Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS): What is it and what to do about it.  (Video takes several minutes to load)

Livestock Grazing, Nutrition and Management - Recorded webinar part 1

Managing Pastures for Longevity (with Grazing?) - Recorded webinar part 2

Important Information for Swine Owners!

PEDv in Oregon Informational Session

Video/slideshow of Information Session

OSU Diagnostic Lab test for PED virus

PED virus Vaccination

Presentation Handout

2003 Grass Hay Species and Variety Trial, 2004-2007 Three-Cut Harvest Management Results

PUBLICATION:  Selenium Supplementation Strategies for Livestock in Oregon (EM9094)

Grazing Cattle

Contact Information:

Gene Pirelli - Regional Extension Livestock and Forage Specialist

Polk County Extension Office
289 E Ellendale, Suite 301
Dallas, OR 97338
Monday - Friday, 8am-Noon and 1-5pm (closed noon-1pm)
Polk County Office Phone: 503-623-8395
Cell Phone:  503-931-5163 
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