Corn silage pit school planned in Calif.

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TURLOCK, Calif. — March 8, 2013 — Dairy producers, herdsmen, custom harvesters and dairy nutritionists are invited to learn about effective corn silage pit management practices during an event on Monday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at the Turlock Livestock Auction Yard.

Mycogen Seeds and other industry partners are hosting the interactive Silage Pit School to provide guidelines on effective harvest and storage management practices that can help protect a dairy’s forage investments.

The keynote speaker, Brian Holmes, Ph.D., is a farmstead engineering extension specialist at the University of Madison-Wisconsin. Holmes will address the cost of losses experienced by the producer and discuss ways to reduce losses in silage during the harvest and storage process.

Equipment also will be showcased at the event by N&S Tractor, Sequoia Equipment Company, Inc., Belkorp Ag, Garton Tractor and Kirby Manufacturing, Inc.

The Silage Pit School is free and includes lunch. For more information, contact Ashley Bush, Mycogen Seeds sales representative, at 515-422-4976 or

The Turlock Livestock Auction Yard is located at 10430 Lander Ave. in Turlock. Sponsors of the event are Mycogen Seeds, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Kemin, Zoetis, Connor Marketing and Silostop.

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