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Establishing corn silage value

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.


Alfalfa seeding year management

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.


Consider nutritional value when buying hay

"Producers should look at the quality of the feed in storage to ensure they have enough bales to create a balanced ration which meets the nutritional requirements of their cow herd, through each gestational stage and post calving," Gessner said.


Can on-farm NIR analysis improve feed management?

Feed cost is one of the largest expenses on dairy farms. In addition to being a major cost, overfeeding, underfeeding or feeding an improperly balanced diet can impair cow health, decrease milk production, and result in negative environmental impacts.


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