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Poll: Forage Quality 2023
Poll: Forage Inventory 2023
Be a keeper of leaves
Nov. 13, 2023
When teaching others to review and interpret forage analyses, the first number that I tend to focus on is fiber content...
Make cents of forage quality
Oct. 17, 2023
Cows don’t necessarily need alfalfa or corn silage — they need energy, fiber, and protein. Forages with greater concentrations of these nutrients are ultimately more valuable to animals; however...
Forage and ration sampling revisited
Oct. 13, 2023
Thanks to research from Bill Weiss and Norm St-Pierre at The Ohio State University, we have a concrete understanding of the factors that contribute variance to feed sampling...
Quantifying nutrient digestibility starts with fiber
Feb. 1, 2023
I’ve recently opted for a diesel truck, primarily to step up the range between fuel stops. It’s got a 33-gallon fuel tank, but the range equation is more than just a larger fuel tank. Both tank si...
The many faces of forage testing
Sept. 6, 2022
If you grow or harvest forage, develop forage products, sell stuff to people who grow forage, educate people who grow forage, do research for people who grow forage, or just buy forage, then consider...
Forage and feed proteins are complex
Aug. 10, 2022
During nutrition workshops with students and industry professionals, I generally break nutrition analysis training down into sections corresponding to nutrients or nutrient digestion measures...
The sweet forage component
April 25, 2022
As the weather trends hotter, cold and sweet treats become more appealing. My two kids, aged 7 and 8 years old, have inherited my late father’s sweet tooth...
It takes the right equipment
March 10, 2022
Mining for precious metals or diamonds requires tried and true equipment and techniques. Simply walking around aimlessly with a metal detector or sifting the dirt won’t often prove successful...
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