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.
Following increases over the past two to three months, corn and soybean prices have traded in a choppy pattern over the past week. Prices have incorporated the information in the USDA's May 10 WASDE report that pointed
Midwestern farmers usually fare well during years that El Niño weather patterns affect the growing season, according to an Iowa State University agronomist. But that can change if El Niño is followed immediately
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
Crop production feels more like a gamble than a guarantee sometimes - especially when Mother Nature is setting the odds. That's especially true in 2016, coming off a the biggest El Niño on record. Surely
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.
U.S. soybean futures were lower on Wednesday as the harvesting of an expected record crop in Brazil progressed at a fast pace, while the strength of the dollar added to the downward pressure on prices.
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.
Summer has given way to fall, and with the new season comes football games, pumpkin spice-flavored foodstuffs and cooler weather. And while most farmers don't mind those cooler temperatures, they'd rather ha