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Mississippi State U expands forage species testing; New companions to old favorites like Annual Ryegrass

Until 2007, the forage testing program at Mississippi State University was limited to annual ryegrass. Nothing wrong with that particularly but producers continued to urge research agronomists to look at other species and varieties. Then Rocky Lemus was hired and … Continue reading

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Oklahoma State Extension Says Annual Ryegrass Excels

An article today in the McAlister News-Capital advises stock producers to consider annual ryegrass as a forage crop to promote healthy steers and balance sheets. The author, an OSU Extension agent, said that annual ryegrass can be grazed in both … Continue reading

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Cover Crops and Grazing in Your Future?

A Pennsylvania Extension educator has shown that intensive grazing on cropland low in organic matter can rebuild the soil quickly – in a matter of a few years in some cases. The cover crop and grazing practice also┬áled to a … Continue reading

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Cover Crops in a Semi-Desert? Seems so!

Midvale, Nevada receives less than 5 inches of rain annually. The Klein’s have started a no-till and cover crop experiment that they hope will ultimately do three things: increase organic matter reduce the need for irrigation add substance and permeability … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass Forage Story from Southern Canada

From the Canadian Cattleman magazine, a story from Alberta about a cattleman with an eye for steer health and profits. Click here for the whole article. Andy Schuepbach, a registered Hereford breeder in southern Alberta, uses two varieties of ryegrass … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass Forage in the Fall and Spring

Click here to access an article from a Missouri dairy specialist who advises planting forage crops in the fall to supplement feed stocks with healthy grasses and grain foliage. Extension agent Ted Probert said, “Annuals are useful in extending the … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass as Haylage – More Profit and Protein

According to an article today in SE Farm Press, annual ryegrass is among the top quality forages available for livestock. Check out the article by clicking here:

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Annual Ryegrass as a Cover Crop and Forage

Check out this current article about use of annual rygrass as a forage and cover crop, in Farm and Dairy magazine.  

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Annual Ryegrass Recommended for Forage & Cover Crop this Fall

Annual ryegrass was among the recommendations for forage this fall by the Where Food Comes From webside. The grass, already a popular cover crop in the US, can do double duty where farmers seek added food for livestock. Click here … Continue reading

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Annual Ryegrass Planting Replaces Some Hay Shortage

The late summer drought in the South cut hay production and forced livestock farmers to trim herds or search quickly for an economical way to feed them, according to Indiana-based The Republic news. With scarcity of product and spiking cost, … Continue reading

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