Silage handbooks available from Lallemand Animal Nutrition

With silage season quickly approaching, it’s important to make sure that key silage management practices are well understood by your silage team. Keeping on top of silage management is critical to dairy operations, both to ensure top quality preserved feeds and safety for employees. FULL STORY »

Ask the Silage Dr: Summer feeding schedules

Q. Do you have any recommendations for feeding schedules in the summer? Is it better to feed during the night when it is cooler or does that not make much of a difference? FULL STORY »

Combustible grain dust prevention workshop planned

Kansas State University will offer a combustible grain dust prevention workshop teaching advanced mitigation methods on July 31, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. FULL STORY »

Maximize profits through better management

Crop producers have experienced record-high prices for their commodities the past few years—so how are some of these producers still losing money? Although weather can play a role in crop and profit loss, management also plays a major role in profitability. FULL STORY »

Prevented plant: cover crop and forage options

The weather continues to challenge farmers in parts of Minnesota and elsewhere. FULL STORY »

Forage crop yield & quality trends

Corn: Yield and forage (silage) quality have been increasing for about 100 years, with a “great leap forward” in the 1930s with the advent of corn hybridization. FULL STORY »

Forage Focus: The quality/quantity of hay

The last few issues have had information about making hay, and yes hay making season has already begun for some Ohio farmers this year. Timely harvest of forage is critical to maintain high quality feeds. The last few years, frequent rain events during much of the spring delayed beginning of hay harvest until the middle of June for many producers. FULL STORY »

Managing stand losses in alfalfa fields

After the long frigid winter followed by cold wet spring, there is much concern about potential winterkill in alfalfa stands. After a slow start to the growing season, we are now seeing the extent of alfalfa winterkill. FULL STORY »

Selecting the right silage inoculant

Inoculants are effective silage management tools, but for producers reeling under a pile of product information from numerous companies, it can often be challenging to select the right product. FULL STORY »

Forage Focus: Hay making strategies

On Monday, May 12, I was out in a pasture field and noticed some orchardgrass seed heads beginning to emerge. The appearance of seed heads is associated with increasing fiber content and decreased forage quality. FULL STORY »

Handle and apply liquid inoculants with care

Inoculants have been well documented to help with silage fermentation and quality; however, they contain live bacteria and have specific requirements for effective use. To get the best results, handle these living organisms with care. FULL STORY »

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