DECEMBER 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Heart of America Grazing Conference

- UK Forage Variety Tests

- Forage Dynamics and Calf Behavior in Two Creep Grazing Systems

- Testing and Feeding Tobacco-Brown Hay and Silage

- World Population Hits Seven Billion

- Farmers Use of Broadband Internet

- High Cattle Prices to Continue, Analysts Say


NOVEMBER 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Brent White is Kentucky Forage Spokesman

- KFGC Presents Awards

- KFGC Nominating Committee Report

- AFGC Coming to Louisville

- Forages at KCA

- Selling & Shipping Hay to Texas and Other Southern Tier States

- Hay Production Changes in Kentucky

- Climate Change Effects on Forage Quality of Kentucky Hay Fields

- Be Alert to Health Risks When Grazing Turnips


OCTOBER 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- 12th Kentucky Grazing Conference

- Frost Approaching:  Beware of Prussic Acid!

- KFGC Field Day

- Don't Overgraze Warm-Season Grasses

- Freeze Tolerance of Forage Bermudagrass

- Performance by Spring and Fall-Calving Cows Grazing with Full Access, or No Access to Toxic, Wild-Type Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue - 3-Year Summary

- The Determination of Switchgrass Growth Curves

- Chemical Suppression of Seedhead Emergence in Toxic Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue for Improving Cattle WEight Gain and Physiology

-Reducing Feed Costs with Grazing Management


SEPTEMBER 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- KFGC Awards and Forage Spokesman Nominations

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Kentucky Grazing Conference

- Heat Damage to Moist Hay

- Forage Quality, Ergot Alkaloid Concentrations, and Species Composition from Toxic Wild-Type and Non-Toxic, Novel Endophyte Infected Tall Fescue Pastures Grazed by Cow-Calf Pairs

- Yield Response of Summer-Dormant and Active Tall Fescue to Stockpiling

- Round-Bale Feeder Design Affects Hay Waste and Economics During Horse Feeding

- Determining Profitability is a Cost Thing


AUGUST 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Grazing School

- KFGC Forage Field Day

- Variety Test Information

- U.K. All Commodity Field Day

- Kentucky to Host National Forage Meeting

- Low Hay Acres, High Hay Prices

- Orchardgrass Stand Persistence in the Mid-Atlantic Region

- Effects of Co-Grazing Dairy Heifers and Goats on Forage Intake, Botanical Composition, and Dry Matter Yield of Mixed Species Pastures

- Species Evenness has Limited Influence on Weed Invasion of Forage Mixtures

- Performance and Carcass Parameters when Meat Goats were Finished on Chicory, Birdsfoot Trefoil, or Red Clover Pastures

- Effects of Cutting Height and Variety on Switchgrass yield in Tennessee

- Ergovaline Recovery from Digested Residues of Grazed Tall Fescue Seedheads


JULY 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- UK All Commodity Field Day - July 21

- KFGC Forage Field Day - September 8

- Kentucky to Host National Forage Meeting

- Dr. Dougherty Retires

- Forage Tour Photos

- KFGC Members Place in all AFGC Contests at the Annual Meeting

- Arkansas 300 Day Grazing Program - Demonstration Results

- Arkansas 300-Day Grazing Program - Whole Farm Projects

- Beef Cow Reproductive Performance is Negatively Impacted by the Grazing of Toxic Tall Fescue

- Producer Attitudes Toward Renovating Toxic Fescue with Novel Endophyte Fescue


JUNE 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting

- UK All Commodity Field Day

- Equine Exhibit Expanded for UK All Commodity Field Day

- Clover PowerPoint Released

- Kentucky Grazing School

- Alfalfa Intensive Training Seminar

- New Page added to Forage Website

- New Native Warm-Season Grasses Publications Available

- Filming Completed on Forage DVD

- Harvesting and Managing Flooded Forage

- Spraying Roundup Ready Alfalfa

- Net Wrap Cuts Losses, Saves Time

- Keys to a Profitable Forage Program


MAY 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Alfalfa Conference Photos

- 32nd Kentucky Alfalfa Conference Date Set

- Grazing Conference set for Bowling Green

- American Forage & Grassland Council Annual Meeting

- Grazing School

- Mob Grazing Misconceptions

- Letter to the Editor

- Kentucky Land Values and Rental Rates

- Economic Study Proves Value of Legumes & Non-toxic Fescue in Pastures

- Low Soil pH Reduces Fertilizer Efficiency

- Terminology for Grazing Lands and Grazing Animals


APRIL 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Alfalfa Conference Wins Outstanding Extension Program Award

- April Grazing School

- Best Practices to Hasten Field Drying of Grasses and Alfalfa

- Maturity Determines Forage Quality

- UK Switchgrass for Biomass Project Online Learning Modules now Available on our Website

- Invasive Species' Abundance Similar at Native and Introduced Sites

- NAFA Descends on DC to Talk Alfalfa

- Beef Cow Numbers Decline During 2010


MARCH 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Alfalfa Awards

- KFGC Update

- Grazing School Offers Classroom and Field (Hands-on) Activities

- Roundup Ready® Alfalfa

- Ash Content in Hay

- Caution Advised with Grazing & Cutting Heights of Orchardgrass

- Heart of America Grazing Conference Proceedings and Photos

- Agriculture Returns as a Bright Spot in the Economic Recovery


FEBRUARY 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Kentucky Alfalfa Conference in Lexington

- Ag Development Board Approves Fertilizer as Forage Cost Share

- Value of Legumes in Pasture

- AFGC Annual Meeting June 13-15

- New Service for KFGC Members

- AFGC National Hay Contest

- Kentucky Grazing School - April 13-14, 2011

- Forages at KCA

- USDA Decision Clears the Way for Forage Genetics to Sell Seed for Spring Planting

- Proceedings on Website

- KFGC Update

- Heart of America Grazing Conference


JANUARY 2011 (pdf version)

Issue Highlights

- Forages at KCA

- Small Ruminant Grazing Conference

- Mid-South Stocker Conference

- Kentucky's Agricultural Economy

- Forage Variety Test Results

- Regional Grazing Conference Coming to Louisville - Register Now!

- Alfalfa - Tall Fescue Row Orientation / Compatibility Comparisons on Establishment and Persistence Under Grazing

- Why Graze