In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: Southeast Hay Contest Video
  • 2017 Hay Contest Seeks Best Hay and Baleage in the Southeast
  • Tritcale is Gaining Popularity with Dairy and Beef Cattle Producers
  • 2016 Southeast Hay Contest open for Entry
  • The Rap on Bale Wrap
  • Two Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2015 Southeast Hay Contest
  • Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour Highlights
  • Understanding Your Forage Test Report
  • 2014 Southeast Hay Contest Results
  • UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day October 3
  • Baleage

    Friday Feature: Southeast Hay Contest Video

    The Southeast Hay Contest was started 14 years ago to showcase the excellent quality hay that is produced in the South.  If you take pride in producing high quality hay, this is an opportunity to see how the best hay you produce compares to other farms in the region.  This week’s featured video was …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/08/friday-feature-southeast-hay-contest-video/

    2017 Hay Contest Seeks Best Hay and Baleage in the Southeast

    Hay and baleage producers in the Southeast can earn major prizes at the 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest presented by Massey Ferguson. Thanks to Massey Ferguson’s sponsorship, and major support from sponsors for each of the seven categories in the SE Hay Contest, winners can take home cash …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/2017-hay-contest-seeks-best-hay-and-baleage-in-the-southeast/

    Tritcale is Gaining Popularity with Dairy and Beef Cattle Producers

    Ann Blount, Cheryl Mackowiak, Nick DiLorenzo and Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS NFREC Marianna

    Triticale is a winter forage that is gaining in popularity in the Southeast. The name might sound unfamiliar (pronounced trit-i-kay-lee), but it has become increasingly sought after in recent years.  Dairy farmers in the Southeast have had success using triticale for silage production. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/19/tritcale-is-gaining-popularity-with-dairy-and-beef-cattle-producers/

    2016 Southeast Hay Contest open for Entry

    There are many economic reasons why southeastern forage growers have increased the quality of the forage they produce (great demand for their products, need for efficiency due to high input costs, etc.). But, the keys to success have been timely management, improved forage varieties, advanced harvest equipment, and related technologies that have come to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/05/13/2016-southeast-hay-contest-open-for-entry/

    The Rap on Bale Wrap

    Round hay balers have made large strides in packaging the bale since their introduction. First, there was sisal twine. Rats chewed through it, or it rotted from soil contact. Plastic twine replaced sisal. Those problems were addressed, but single strand wraps still allowed less consistent bale shapes. Single strand wraps were replaced by plastic “Net …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/01/15/the-rap-on-bale-wrap/

    Two Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2015 Southeast Hay Contest

    The Southeastern Hay Contest winners were announced this week.  There were 375 total entries in the contest this year (185 in 2014).  Hay and baleage samples were ranked based on their Relative Forage Quality score (RFQ).  The contest was divided into seven categorizes:  warm season perennial grass hay (bermudagrass, bahiagrass),alfalfa hay, perennial peanut hay, perennial …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/23/two-panhandle-farms-recognized-through-the-2015-southeast-hay-contest/

    Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour Highlights

    The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association hosted their annual tour on August 13, 2015.  This year’s tour went to two farms and the local research station.  More than 80 people attended the tour this year.  MWI Veterinary Supply, Southern States and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida sponsored the event and covered the expenses of lunch and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/08/21/jackson-cattlemens-tour-highlights/

    Understanding Your Forage Test Report

    Just as soil testing can provide vital information on how to fertilize crops, forage testing can provide vital information on how to supplement hay fed to livestock.  Feed and fertilizer are simply too valuable these days to simply guess, or just use the same amount use last year.  Weather, fertility, growing and harvest conditions, forage …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/10/24/understanding-your-forage-test-report/

    2014 Southeast Hay Contest Results

    Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist and SE Hay Contest Coordinator

    The Southeast Hay Contest celebrated its 10th year in 2014.  This contest is a cooperative extension effort of Auburn University, Clemson University, the University of Florida, and the University of Georgia, held in conjunction with the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/10/24/2014-southeast-hay-contest-results/

    UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day October 3

    Friday, October 3, 2014 UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit
    (One mile west of Greenwood, FL on Hwy 162)

    Beef cattle producers find themselves challenged by rising input costs. Given the magnitude of increased expenses, producers are intently focused on the bottom line while seeking both economic and production efficiencies. In response, the University …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/08/15/ufifas-beef-forage-field-day-october-3/

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