We’re all familiar with “invisible fence” devices used to train dogs to stay within pre-set boundaries. A new California-based company aims to market similar, but enhanced technology to cattle producers.
Fescue is hardy, but can harbor a fungus that causes health issues for cattle. It also crowds out native plants, which can harm pollinator populations. A Virginia Tech study aims to solve both problems.
Forage analysis can be a useful tool to remove some of the mystery concerning the hay that producers will feed this winter. The out-of-pocket costs of protein and energy supplements are further fuel to this advice.