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4-State Dairy Nutrition & Management Conference on tap

Mark your calendar for June 13-14 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. A variety of topics on nutrition and management are planned. FULL STORY »

What is the cost of homegrown forages?

Dairy farm managers should periodically review their feed-procurement strategies.

Ask yourself: What feeds should be grown? Which feeds should be purchased? Which of these activities will provide the greatest return? FULL STORY »

Alfalfa, corn silage on the threshold of major improvements

A crowning achievement of both alfalfa and corn silage is the highly digestible fiber they bring to dairy cattle diets. Here are some exciting advances that enhance their fiber digestibility and nutritional quality. FULL STORY »

Web site offers a place to buy and sell forages

The Forage Finder web site allows buyers to select what forages they are really interested in buying and gives them the option to search a radius of how far they're willing to travel. FULL STORY »

Cornell to release new alfalfa variety

The new variety is highly digestible and is predicted to increase milk production up to 3.3 pounds per day. FULL STORY »

Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference coming up

The conference will be held April 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Ind. Presentations will focus on nutrition and animal health, milk components, forage management and current issues. FULL STORY »

High Plains Dairy Conference is just around the corner

The conference will feature a panel discussion on “Adapting to Declining Water Resources,” as well as a broad range of production topics. FULL STORY »

New research links crop disease and climate change

Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire have investigated links between crop disease and climate change which impact our food growth and production. FULL STORY »

Meetings provide in-depth dairy management strategies

The Purdue University Extension Dairy Team and Indiana Professional Dairy Producers will again partner with the Indiana Forage Council to present regional dairy meetings in five Indiana counties in February and March. FULL STORY »

Forage quality, feed costs and financials

If you missed it, you can still listen to the audio recording of a Penn State conference call that focused on these topics. FULL STORY »

ISU study shows corn yield jump using erosion-slowing cover crops

The most recent annual results from a four-year Iowa State University study on using cover crops between rows of corn reveals that higher yields - by as much as 10 percent - are possible using the soil-saving approach to farming. FULL STORY »

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