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Fair season and sportsmanship

It’s fair season, and that means youth will be competing at county fairs and animal shows around the state with their 4-H projects. Let’s review some sportsmanship guidelines so that all youth and adults have positive experiences at the fair.


Silage safety begins in the field

Pre-harvest precautions help minimize risk of silage gas.Dr. Renato Schmidt recommends producers practice timely and adequate nitrogen fertilization as well as manure application, taking care to include the manure/ slurry contribution in nitrogen calculations.


Hay for cheese? Barter booms in cash-squeezed rural Greece

Wild boar and power cuts were Greek cotton farmer Mimis Tsakanikas' biggest worries until a bank shutdown last month left him stranded without cash to pay suppliers, and his customers without money to pay him.


Precision Dairy: Better with baleage

After a big loss of acreage forced them to get creative, Dale and Larry Deetz moved all hay production to baleage. By doing so, they built a precision feeding system that keeps Dugan Valley Dairy rations consistent, despite harvesting multi-species forages from the swamps and high hills in southwest Wisconsin.


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