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 »

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 »

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