One of the most important decisions a forage producer must make is which variety or varieties to plant. Many forage varieties are marketed in Louisiana.
2015-2016 Recommendations. One of the most important decisions a forage producer must make is which variety or varieties to plant. To help farmers make logical choices among crops and varieties, the LSU AgCenter conducts variety trials and makes recommendations each year. Suggested varieties, seeding rates, planting depths and seeding dates are included. (PDF Format Only)
One of the earliest decisions to be made in pasture and hay meadow establishment is the forage or combination of forage varieties you will plant. The variety must be adapted to the soil and climatic conditions of your farm. Information on choosing a variety, variety descriptions and planting methods are included. (PDF Format Only)
Basics of forage quality analysis and how such an analysis relates to the nutritional needs of a beef cow and/or replacement heifer. (PDF format only)
This publication provides information on planting, growing and harvesting alfalfa as a forage crop in Louisiana.
A high percentage of calves produced in Louisiana are sold at weaning and stockered in other sections of the country. Studies investigating grazing methods on bermudagrass pastures with stocker cattle are somewhat limited and results from these studies have been conflicting and are therefore inconclusive. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of continuous and rotational grazing methods at two stocking rates for stocker cattle consuming bermudagrass forages.
This study was done to determine the effects of broiler litter and commercial fertilizer applied to bermudagrass pastures on animal performance.