Concerns When Feeding Frosted Alfalfa

By Emily Glunk, MSU Extension Forage Specialist I have been getting many calls and emails from agents and producers about how to graze their frosted alfalfa. The biggest concern with grazing frosted alfalfa is the potential for bloat. Bloat is a serious problem in livestock, especially cattle, and preventative measures must be used when animals…

Concerns When Feeding Sprouted Grain to Cattle

By Megan Van Emon, MSU Extension Beef Specialist Summer in Montana has been a wild ride. Because of the weather, grain harvest was delayed in many areas, and some barley and wheat have sprouted in the seed heads.  These sprouted grains, although not suitable for traditional markets, can be used as a feedstuff for livestock.…

MSU Extension offers advice on evaluating soil health

BOZEMAN – Experts with Montana State University and MSU Extension have recommendations for growers on evaluating soil quality and health. The concept may seem subjective, but there are ways to measure and improve soil health. It takes time to measure, monitor and manage to improve soil health, but it can be worth the effort for…