Dave Taysom of Dairyland Laboratories based in Acadia, Wis., shares tips on testing your forages for optimal ration formulation.

  • Be proactive in testing forages.
  • Test forages harvested in 2009 for mycotoxins.
  • Test forages and feeds when moving to a new bag or bunk.
  • Feed high-quality forages to fresh- and high-producing cows.
  • Forages can vary in potassium levels for several reasons, so forage testing is critical.