Should you buy or produce your hay?
Download the hay decision tool spreadsheet to help you make decisions about whether to purchase or produce your hay.
Download the file below or click on this link:
The Illinois Grazing Manual is now available online. The in-depth document details technical information on grazing management, inventories, establishment/renovation, species, noxious/invasive species, watering animal health, fertility, watering infrastructure and livestock handling & nutrition.
To download the manual click the link below: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/il/technical/?p2_030613
To learn more about selecting cover crops for your farm, visit the Cover Crop Selection Tool.
Click on the link below to view technical articles on grazing, cover crops, and more.
Forage Trials 2018 (pdf)Download
Apps for Agriculture (pdf)Download
Cover Crops for Grazing (pdf)Download
Forage Based Animal Nutrition (pdf)Download
Increase Pasture Production with Plant Growth Hormones (pdf)Download
Reducing Production Cost by Grazing Cover Crops (pdf)Download
Producing Hay vs. Buying Hay (xlsx)Download