Has your decision-making process become reactive?

It's the decisions made during times of uncertainty that can have the biggest financial impact on an operation's bottom line. Use these tips to evaluate how you’re making decisions when it comes to adding or cutting a technology or product. FULL STORY »

Extension program offers help for managing high feed cost

A look at the big picture can help you manage escalating feed costs. An upcoming Penn State Extension online and face-to-face workshop, offered next week and on Oct. 23, can help. FULL STORY »

PDPW Feed & Nutrition Conference is next week

Are you looking for ways to cut feed costs or wondering what commodity is really the best buy? Then you don't want to miss the “Alternatives, Strategies, Decisions” Feed & Nutrition Conference next week in two locations in Wisconsin. FULL STORY »

Drought has made it important to test for nitrates

A large percentage of nitrates are found in the lower portion of the stalk. If your results confirm that you have high nitrates, raising the cutting height of your corn will help to avoid some of those nitrates in your feed. Allowing the corn silage to ferment for three to four weeks may also allow the nitrate levels to drop, as fermentation causes a decrease in nitrate levels by 25 to 40 percent. FULL STORY »

Where to test forages for nitrates

With many farms now considering early harvest of drought-stricken corn for silage to salvage some value from the crop, attention must be paid to the potential for high nitrate concentrations in the plants. FULL STORY »

Making corn silage in drought conditions

The primary goal of making corn silage is to preserve as many nutrients in the corn plant as possible, to produce a feed that is acceptable to cows, and to minimize any risks associated with feeding the silage. FULL STORY »

Options for drought-damaged corn fields

Farmers with crops need to check out the options before harvesting a drought-damaged corn field for something other than the grain. FULL STORY »

Quick test for nitrates in cornstalks

Green chopping drought-stressed corn? Here is one option for determining whether nitrate toxicity might be a problem. FULL STORY »

Tips to deal with drought-stressed forages

Here is some advice for harvesting this year's drought-stressed corn crop and using it in your dairy rations. FULL STORY »

Canola possible forage crop for livestock

Drought-challenged dairy producers facing forage shortages may be able to feed their cows canola and related crops, provided they take certain precautions. FULL STORY »

Four-State Conference proceedings available

Proceedings of the 2012 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference are now online. FULL STORY »

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