Not only tracking corn silage losses but also taking action to further reduce them is important to this Nebraska feedyard. Learn how one producer is minimizing silage shrink and how he uses silage in the ration.
U.S. farmers are off to a slow start on corn plantings and even though it is still very early in the 2017 season, the numbers may already imply that total corn acres could be less than the 89.996 million that the market
The early ensiling period is critical to silage quality and stability. This is when newly harvested forage begins the transition to stable silage. Driving a fast, efficient fermentation is essential to maximizing dry ma
New research continues to reinforce the importance of delivering high-quality colostrum to newborn calves to set them up for lifelong success. In his latest issue of Calf Notes, Dr. Jim Quigley discusses a study in Chin
It is almost certain that U.S. farmers will plant more soybeans in 2017 than ever before, but profitability indicators in the futures market give good reason to believe that this acreage could push much higher than what
Are your heifers growing as fast as they should be? Are undersized heifers - or overly fat ones - causing calving difficulties for your herd replacements? Dr. Angie Manthey, dairy nutritionist for Hubbard Fe
Silage harvest needs to be fast, but not so fast that you don’t take a few minutes to check kernel processor accuracy. Dr. Brian Luck has created an in-field kernel assessment that’s as easy as taking a picture.
Enzymes in silage inoculants are primarily used to generate sugars for the inoculant bacteria to use for growth and fermentation. Enzymes essentially provide fuel for the bacteria to drive a fast, effective forage ferme
Enzymes in silage inoculants help generate sugars for the inoculant bacteria to use for growth and fermentation. They provide fuel for the “good” bacteria, which drives a fast, effective forage fermentation
Summer annual crops that experience sustained periods of dry weather can contain high levels of nitrates, which can have detrimental effects on feeding. Crops with high nitrates can also be dangerous for people as well.
USDA's acreage numbers injected a substantial amount of uncertainty into both markets that appears set to stay in place throughout the summer, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Todd Hubbs.