Hay Research

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Tim L. Cross

George F. Grandle
Associate Professor, Post retirement appointment
Livestock Production Systems

Tiffany Thomas
Extension Agent

Alvin R. (Al) Womac
Equipment performance & environmental impact

Groups and Facilities

(2 mentions)

Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.


Horse Hay Field Day, 9/22/2016

Horse Hay Field Day, 9/8/2016

Surplus Hay Auction, 7/26/2016



2017 Director's Awards Recipients Announced, 1/18/2018

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

2016 Director's Awards Recipients Announced, 12/22/2016

Preparing “Big Grants”—How to Lead a Team Effort, 10/29/2016

Answers to Farmers’ Questions, 10/22/2016

2015 Directors’ Awards Recipients, 2/29/2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

Gibson Honored with UT AgResearch Director's Award, 2/22/2016

Biodegradable Mulch Team Uses Transdisciplinary Approach to Meet Objectives, 9/16/2015


(16 mentions)

Quonset Barn 
Most barns are square or rectangular, painted red, and with a loft to store hay. But now some Tennessee farmers are looking at a more-modern day barn built to last a long time.

(7 mentions)

Cattle Sell-Off 
Some livestock barns are selling three and four times the usual number of cattle, but that’s not necessarily positive. Many producers have been forced to sell because of drought.

(4 mentions)

Preventing Nitrate Toxicity in Cattle 
UT experts talk about the danger of nitrate toxicity and how you can prevent it on your farm.

(3 mentions)

Tennessee is having one of its driest years ever. The National Drought Mitigation Center reports the entire state is experiencing moderate to severe drought.

(2 mentions)

Hay Auction 
As fall approaches, Tennessee farmers must stock up on hay to feed their cattle through the winter. But sometimes a year of iffy rainfall may force animal owners to look beyond their farms for forage.

(2 mentions)

Switchgrass Forage 
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.

(2 mentions)

Forage Research 
UT researchers are looking for the best forage for cattle to produce high quality beef. The goal is to grow hay for cattle in the hot, dry months of summer – when fields are usually barren.

(2 mentions)

It's been a challenging year for Tennessee agriculture, with hot, dry weather coming at a time when crops needed better growing conditions.

(1 mention)

Little River Facility 
It’s long been an issue in farming – how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.

(1 mention)

Tennessee AgrAbility 
Living with a disability can be challenging, but imagine the difficulty if you’re a farmer. Now there’s a program to help disabled producers with their equipment, farm management, and overall outlook.


Recent Publications

Contribution of Agriculture to Haywood County, W586.  Hughes, D. W., H. E. Wright, S. Upendram, R. J. Menard, A. Smith, B. C. English, and K. L. Jensen.  2018.  University of Tennessee, Dept of Ag. & Resource Economics.

Hay harvest considerations Keyser, P. D.  2018.  Drovers.

Forage 365 and Hay Stocks Griffith, A. P.  2017.  Drovers Cattle Network.

Forage 365 and Hay Stocks.  Griffith, A. P.  2017.  Tennessee Cattle Business.

Jugular-infused methionine, lysine, and branched-chain amino acids does not improve milk production in Holstein cows experiencing heat stress Kassube, K.R., J. Kaufman, K. Pohler, J. McFadden, and A. Rius.  2017.  Animal, Vol 18, 1-9. [Abstract]

Effect of biochar type and size on in vitro rumen fermentation of orchardgrass hay McFarlane, Z. D., P. Myer, E. R. Cope, N. D. Evans, C. Bone, B. E. Biss, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  Agricultural Sciences, 8(4):316-325.

Wheat freeze damage update, management and haylage.  Raper, T. B.  2017.  MidAmerica Farmer Grower.

Wheat freeze damage update, management and haylage.  Raper, T. B.  2017.  Ag Watch Network.

Tennessee Wheat: Determining freeze damage and haylage.  Raper, T. B.  2017.  AgFax.

Wheat freeze damage update, management and haylage.  Raper, T. B.  2017.  news.utcrops.com 28 Mar 2017.

Assessing Tennessee livestock producers' awareness, attitudes, and perceptions of right-of-way hay harvesting S. Greer, C. T. Stripling, A. P. Griffith, and C. A. Stephens.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(4), 15-33.

Extending hay resources for beef cattle during drought conditions Smith, J.  2017.  Extension SP 797.