Hay Production in Texas
- Date of Publication
- December 7, 2021
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Forage and forage-based livestock production enterprises are big businesses in the U. S. and in Texas. Hay production for feeding livestock is a well-established agricultural practice. As you plan for your forage needs, it is important to produce enough hay to meet your livestock's nutrient requirements during periods of drought, ice, or snow. This publication covers selecting forage species, animal nutrient needs, soil fertility, evaluating soil characteristics, weed management, harvesting hay, forage analysis, forage toxicity, buying and selling hay, and storing hay. (15 pages)
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