Planning now for winter feeding

Yes, I did entitle this “winter feeding”. We know that on many farms across NYS, hay quality will be poor due to the constant spring/early summer rain. Now it appears to be heading toward dry, and if like last year, there could be no second cutting. Testing your forage and taking inventory will be extremely important. There is no need to supplement your forage if nutritionally adequate, nor locate additional supplies, if you will have enough.

Nancy Glazier, NWNY Small Farms Specialist sent me the article below. There are some good points to consider now, when planning for this winter feeding season. included are instructions to subscribe to the UNL Beef Watch podcast. While not all are applicable to NE conditions, I have enjoyed listening to them.

UNL_Planning for winter feeding.

Another good article from The Ohio State University Extension, can be found at