Haylage vs Balelage vs Silage

Are you curious about the difference between the 3 listed above?

We had Dr. Larry Redmon come out to Gillespie County for our 2021 Fall Range Tour in October of 2021.

Check out the link below to learn more on this topic!

Haylage Production Gillespie County 2021



The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Soil, Water, and Forage Testing Laboratory offers forage testing.  You can print off a submittal form below, or you may pick one up from the Gillespie County Extension Office.   Once you collect your sample, you will need to ship it to the laboratory for testing.  There are instructions on how to collect the forage sample attached to the submittal form. For prussic acid testing, you would select the TVMDL submission form. This lab also does nitrates testing on fresh and baled hay with a faster turn around time. If you need to test your hay, our office has a hay probe available to check out from the Extension Office on a first-come-first-serve basis.



Sampling Hay Bales and Pastures for Forage Analysis (pdf)

Understanding Forage Quality Analysis (pdf)


The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Soil, Water, and Forage Testing Laboratory’s website has soil fertility recommendations and fertilizer calculators that you can use one you have the results.  If you want to visit their website, please click here.


Buffalograss 5


Forage/Pasture/Hay Management Information

Native Grassland Monitoring and Management(pdf)

Old World Bluestem: Planting, Stand Establishment, and Production Management (pdf)

Estimating Forage


Forage Quality

Forage and Beef Cattle


Common Bermuda 3




Rangeland Risk Management Publications


Additional publications and information can be found by visiting the online Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Bookstore.  You can type in the topics that you are looking for in the search box.


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Holly Jarvis, Ph.D.
2112 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2112

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