A forage-related seminar on harvesting high-quality hay for profitable dairy production will be held Feb. 9 at World Ag Expo, International Agri-Center, in Tulare, CA.
The seminar will feature noted speakers such as Seth Hoyt, author of The Hoyt Report, and Limin Kung, University of Delaware ruminant nutritionist, in addition to several University of California (UC) forage experts. It is hosted by Hay & Forage Grower and Mycogen Seeds and will be held at the Expo Seminar Center.
Hoyt will lead off the program at 10 a.m., talking on economic trends in the hay and forage markets and discussing what the future may hold.
Then Dan Putnam, UC Davis forage specialist, will team up with Fresno County farm advisor Shannon Mueller to discuss producing, sampling and measuring high-quality hay for milk production.
By noon, participants can take a leisurely lunch or explore the expo before the 1 p.m. presentation by Kung, known for his corn silage research. He will outline the principles of producing high-quality silage.
At 2 p.m., two UC Cooperative Extension farm advisors will tell what goes wrong in silage management and what growers can do to prevent such problems. Speakers will be Noelia Silva del Rio, with Tulare County, and Jennifer Heguy, with Stanislaus/San Joaquin counties.
To learn more, visit worldagexpo.com, to go General Info, Seminars.