A Purdue University veterinarian urges livestock farmers to test their hay before relying on it as the sole ration for their cattle this year because a very wet spring delayed some harvests. Mature hay has less energy than hay cut at earlier maturity and is not likely to adequately support a cow's nutritional needs during winter, said W. Mark Hilton, clinical professor of food animal production medicine.
The relationship between the age of a deer and its antler development can be an indicator of the deer's health, and whether foraging conditions or harvest strategies should be changed. This quick and easy instructional video, "Age Determination in White-Tailed Deer", will walk you through the techniques.
This free Forest Management Twilight Tour held October 22, 2015, includes opportunities for discussion on tree identification, timber stand improvement, invasive species identification and control, timber harvesting and marketing.
Upcoming Hardwood Lumber Workshops offer resources and training on sawmill maintenance, trouble shooting, scanning, sawing, marketing, sales and more. Dan Cassens, Purdue FNR professor of wood products, and experts through the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association (IHLA) will be providing valuable information for producers and users of hardwood lumber.