Now you can tap into the expertise of dairy nutrition specialists at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., through the new Pioneer Forage Forum, a series of blogs and podcasts available online. Topics available from this resource will range from crop harvesting techniques to forage marketing tips to silage analysis and more.

Pioneer Forage Forum will be featured on the World Dairy Diary blog/podcast site at:   A fresh topic will be posted every two weeks. Segments are presented as audio files, each approximately three minutes long. In addition, registered Pioneer customers can hear these files and send e-mail responses at the Pioneer GrowingPoint website at: Or byclicking on the Livestock Nutrition tab.

The summer’s introductory sequence kicked off with commentary from Bill Mahanna, coordinator of global nutritional sciences for Pioneer. Mahanna shares insights on alfalfa cutting height, reality-driven pricing for corn silage and the benefits of communication between nutritionists and custom cutters. In the following weeks, Mahanna and other Pioneer specialists will address a variety of forage-related topics.

“At Pioneer, we’ve always valued opportunities to interact within the dairy industry,” says Mahanna, “not only with our customers, but also with the professionals who work with those customers. Our tradition of research in both agronomy and animal nutrition demonstrates the breadth of our background in the dairy industry. Pioneer Forage Forum is yet another way to provide valuable information to our customers and the dairy industry.”

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.