Harvest management for drought-stressed corn silage

Proper harvest timing is critical for ensuring corn silage is at the optimum moisture for packing and fermentation. FULL STORY »

Wild weather will mean lower corn and soybean yields

Most of 2013 has been much wetter and cooler than 2012, but heading into fall Missouri is experiencing heat and dryness that, coupled with earlier weather, could hurt corn and soybean yields. FULL STORY »

Proper bunker silo management is key for high quality forage

As corn silage harvest approaches, producers should remember some principles that can be used to help optimize silage quality for their operation. FULL STORY »

Livestock farmers welcome forecast of big corn crop

Prospects for a bumper U.S. corn crop this fall have brightened the outlook for farmers who raise livestock and depend on the commodity for feed. FULL STORY »

Dairy Focus: Reducing feed waste begins at harvest

With the corn silage harvest just around the corner, dairy producers need to pay special attention to the packing of their corn silage in a bunker silo. FULL STORY »

Managing the forage challenge

Challenging, is how many people are describing the forage situation that has followed last year’s drought. That’s according to David Weakley, director of dairy forage research for Calibrate Technologies. FULL STORY »

Pricing options for hay harvest agreements

As our summer growing season progresses, we are receiving many calls regarding hay and forage harvest and management. FULL STORY »

Farmers urged to check pastures for presence of ergot

Farmers with animals in pasture should check for their grass forages for the presence of ergot which can be toxic to cattle, sheep, swine and horses. FULL STORY »

Estimating pasture forage mass for pasture-based dairies

Pasture-based dairy production in the United States relies on the ability of the dairy producer to estimate pasture production and animal dry matter intake. FULL STORY »

Grant allowed Wis. to explore grass-based dairy

For years a group of Wisconsin collaborators explored pasture-based systems as a source of ‘specialty milk’ for value-added dairy processing. FULL STORY »

Have hay to sell? Post it on the Farmer to Farmer website

While many farmers around the state may be experiencing challenges to finding hay and feed supplies, other farmers may be in the position where they have hay to sell. FULL STORY »

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