Sept. 5, 2019
Forage quality is often discussed and written about. Often, through experience, we understand improved fiber and starch digestibility to mean more energy available per pound of silage fe...


Sept. 6, 2019
If corn is king, then alfalfa is the queen of forages. Corn silage and alfalfa complement one another well in forage cropping systems for dairy/livestock systems...


Sept. 22, 2015
The words “legislation” and “effective” are not often viewed as synonymous, especially between the political mules and elephants. Over the years, however, our national decision-makers...


June 11, 2019
It was nearly 10 years ago when I attended an agronomy field day in Arlington, Wis., and heard John Grabber speak about some initial research he was doing that entailed establishing alfalfa under sila...


Sept. 4, 2018
Silage shrink can cause silage to go from an economical source of feed to one that doesn’t make sense or cents. Shrink is the dry matter (DM) that is harvested but lost before feeding...


Aug. 31, 2018
A system is defined as a group of interacting, interrelated, and/or interdependent elements forming a complex whole...


Aug. 31, 2018
In the past six months, Rock River Laboratory has assayed nearly 900 corn silages from across the United States for kernel processing scores (KPS)...


March 15, 2018
Much like culture varies widely from one region to another, forage quality is known to be strikingly different as well...


March 15, 2018
With the introduction of reduced-lignin alfalfa, some users are asking if pairing the product with brown midrib corn will result in too much digestible fiber...


Feb. 15, 2018
Farmers often boost corn plant densities as a means to maximize forage yields or replenish silage stocks...
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