Milk production continues to advance based on yields

According to the latest Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook by the USDA, the most recent USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand estimates lowered the 2012/13 season-average price of corn to $6.75-$7.65 per bushel. FULL STORY »

Four steps to implement variable rate seeding

Variable rate seeding can help you maximize overall profits by selecting the best planting rates for each area of a field. Here are four steps to get you started with a variable rate seeding program. FULL STORY »

Plan ahead for silage storage

As spring approaches, the anticipation of forage harvest arrives. Thus, now is the time to evaluate your storage for the upcoming silage season. FULL STORY »

Advice on feeding low-forage diets

Here is a look at a low-forage feeding trial and some considerations to keep in mind when feeding low-forage diets or diets with high non-forage fiber sources. FULL STORY »

Alfalfa hay could be cheaper in the West this spring

Prices are subject to weakness because the biggest customers for alfalfa hay — dairy farmers — are experiencing financial difficulty, especially the ones in California. FULL STORY »

Forage variety selection really pays

Wise selection of perennial forage varieties is the investment return that keeps on giving and giving. FULL STORY »

Understand your cost of production

Here are some free crop and livestock budget tools to help you analyze your expenses, revenue and opportunities. FULL STORY »

Buying or selling feeds? Know their dry matter

It's importance to know the dry matter concentration when buying or selling feeds. Here are some steps to help you price wet feeds. FULL STORY »

Alfalfa-corn rotation increases yield

Farmers usually enjoy a yield boost when corn is planted following an alfalfa crop. The major reasons: reduced pest and disease pressure, better soil structure that enhances root growth and water infiltration, and an altered soil microbial community, says Jeff Coulter, a corn agronomist with University of Minnesota Extension. FULL STORY »

Learn how to successfully feed more forage

If forage quality is low, a high-forage diet is merely a recipe for limiting feed intake and milk production. FULL STORY »

Regional dairy meetings offer calf management, industry advice

Indiana dairy farmers and industry professionals have opportunities to learn about important herd-management topics at six regional dairy meetings in February and March. FULL STORY »

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