With moderate to extreme drought coupled with forage yield significantly lower than normal, the availability of pasture and hay for sale is substantially less. Making plans to purchase feed may also lead to looking for alternative feeds or try these five other options.
Producers faced with an oversupply of sugar beets may consider using them as livestock feed. This practice could save livestock producers money while helping to meet the nutritional needs of their animals. Learn how much to include in livestock diets and how to process sugar beets for feed.
Oregon 4-H faculty, staff and volunteers worked throughout the spring and summer to highlight the hard work of 4-H youth exhibitors and provide a quality educational fair experience in a healthy, safe environment.
Shana Withee, Jan Williams, Elli Korthuis, Traci Reed, Dani Annala, Wendy Hein, Erin Hansell-Heideman, Jon Gandy, Amy Derby, Susan Busler, Marilee Anderson |
May 2021 |
Nitrogen-deficient pastures in the West can benefit from the addition of alternative legumes to complement existing grasses. Birdsfoot trefoil is a highly palatable legume that doesn't cause bloat. Its condensed tannin content may even help combat parasites and increase milk production.
The workshops and popular field tours provided the education needed to make the right decisions about livestock grazing and irrigation in order to conserve water, increase forage production and increase profits.