2014 Midwest haylage quality slumping, variable

Relative Feed Quality (RFQ), a measurement of forage quality, dropped in 2014. Even more disappointing is the marked quality decrease shown through Total Tract NDF Digestibility (TTNDFD) analysis. FULL STORY »

Protecting your Shredlage investment

One of the issues that have increasingly concerned producers in recent years has been how to cost-effectively supply their cows with adequate amounts of effective fiber. Mechanically disrupted corn silage, such as Shredlage Brand Silage, is one option that has attracted considerable interest. FULL STORY »

Time for a silage processor checkup

Now is the time to check over your forage harvester, and your silage processor in particular. FULL STORY »

Silage shrink affects feed quality and quantity

When silage shrinks, producers end up with less available feed and, often, a lower quality feed. The initial dry matter (DM) losses are often of more valuable nutrients such as sugars, starches and soluble proteins. FULL STORY »

Ask the Silage Dr: Ensiling Shredlage®

I’m going to try Shredlage® this year; is there anything I should take into consideration when ensiling this forage? My corn silage doesn’t normally have any heating issues. What do you recommend? FULL STORY »

From the June/July 2014 issue: Silage 101

Properly preparing and managing silage can reduce losses and improve an operation’s bottom line. FULL STORY »

The Silage Dr. is now available through social media

The Silage Dr., the silage educational and information resource from Lallemand Animal Nutrition North America, has arrived on social media to give the industry more direct access to the Dr. to answer silage questions and learn about silage management practices. FULL STORY »

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 »

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