Animal monitoring systems tracking activity and rumination time are becoming a tool of choice to fine-tune management programs. The technology enables users to manage cows individually, in groups and at the herd level.
Corn silage represents the base of many beef and dairy diets in the Midwest for a number of very good reasons. Properly harvested corn silage is an excellent forage resource that can be used in a number of feeding situations.
By M. Scott Wells, Craig Sheaffer, and Amanda Grey, University of Minnesota Extension
With today's modern varieties capable of yielding 6 to 7 tons per acre and alfalfa hay prices ranging from $195 to $295/ton, there is an incentive to develop management practices that not only improve seeding year management, but also optimize the total revenue stream.