Forage

Forage Analysis: What Numbers Do I Need

Forage Analysis: What Numbers Do I Need

12/6/2017

One the more common questions with regard to analytical testing of forages and other feedstuffs is, “I have the sample, now what do I test for or what analysis package should I select?”

Tags: Forage, Management Tips

Forage Storage Strategy: How to Better Plan for the Long Term

Forage Storage Strategy: How to Better Plan for the Long Term

6/19/2017

What is a reasonable value to place on your forage inventory?

A dairy producer recently pointed out the value of his stored forages each year is worth more than the cost to build another freestall barn. Wow can additional storage planning benefit your overall bottom line?

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Early Spring Thoughts

3/27/2017

Though it may not feel like it, the first day of spring is March 20. In the spring, farmer spend their time looking at current forages and soil analyses to see if they may suggest some needed changes.

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Managing The 2016 Crop

Managing The 2016 Crop

11/2/2016

We have a huge challenge ahead of us. U.S. 2016 production of corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum hit an all-time record high 22.1 billion bushels, on top of beginning inventories of 2.9 billion bushels. Elevators and farmers alike will be stretched to house this massive stockpile of 25+ billion bushels, which doesn't include other crops such as barley, rye and oats. USDA last showed on-farm plus commercial storage capacity at 24.2B bushels, and although more bins have been built this year, ground piles and other temporary storage will be a common site this fall.

Tags: Crops, Forage, Silage