Jan. 20, 2021
Forages are the foundation of nutritionally sound and rumen healthy rations. The quality and quantity of forages fed are related to milk production, purchased feed costs, and the whole farm nutrient balance...


Nov. 16, 2020
Every good baseball or football fan knows that the offseason is when decisions are made that often dictate future success or failure. It’s a time of reckoning and planning...


Aug. 21, 2020
I get more milk from my silage.” This is a frequent response from farmers when I ask about the effects of drought stress on corn silage quality...


April 6, 2020
Dairy cattle and other ruminants are biologically designed to convert forages and other fibrous feeds into high-quality milk and meat for human consumption...


Jan. 13, 2020
The 2019 growing and harvest season experience for many farmers was like entering a boxing ring, with one (or two) hands tied behind your back...


Sept. 5, 2019
Last June, I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya, Africa. This was my first time in Africa. I traveled mainly from Nairobi to Nakuru...


July 2, 2019
There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “You can’t get blood out of a turnip.” It often is used in context with trying to get money out of someone who is either excessively frugal...


May 20, 2019
Is robotic milking continues to grow in the U.S., we are gaining knowledge and understanding of the interactions between nutrition, cow comfort, animal behavior, and facility design...


March 15, 2019
The forage program on your farm is the foundation in developing a successful, efficient, and profitable feeding program...


Feb. 21, 2019
Of the several types of silos used commercially, pile silos, which ensile forage under a plastic cover after packing, are popular in many areas, especially on large farms...