Mike Brouk, Kansas State University professor and state dairy Extension specialist, studies the effect of pre-cutting round hay bales during b…
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State winners were named during the recent Wyoming Make it With Wool competition in Laramie.
Alfalfa is a major Northwest crop and an important food source for dairy cattle and other livestock worldwide.
Scientists at Washington State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and partner institutions have identified 10 genetic markers and promising parent varieties that could boost the quality of alfalfa hay, making it more digestible and nourishing.
“People don’t eat alfalfa, but millions of animals do,” said team leader Steve Norberg, a forage specialist with WSU Extension. “Alfalfa is one of the most important crops in the U.S., and an agricultural mainstay here in the Pacific Northwest.”
While the people of agriculture are keenly aware of their industry’s role to both global economy and social stability, the COVID-19 pandemic h…