Seven forage seminars will be part of this year's World Dairy Expo, running Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 in Madison, WI.
The seminars will take place at the World's Forage Analysis Superbowl display area in the Arena Building at Alliant Energy Center.
Scheduled speakers and topics:
Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m. — Dave Mertens, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, and Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin, “A.M. Vs. P.M. Harvested Hay or Haylage.”
Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m. — Mike Rankin, University of Wisconsin Extension, and Geoff Brink, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, “Forecasting Forage Quality of Standing Alfalfa and Corn Silage.”
Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m. — Kevin Shinners, University of Wisconsin, and John Grabber, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, “Conventional Conditioning Vs. Super Conditioning Vs. Maceration.” 1:30 p.m. — Dave Tayson, Dairyland Labs, and Dan Undersander, “The New Relative Forage Quality Index.”
Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. — Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin, and Jim Linn, University of Minnesota, “Corn Silage Production and Dairy Cow Performance.” 1:30 p.m. — Ron Hatfield and Glen Broderick, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, “Protein in Alfalfa Hay and Haylage: Research Breakthroughs.”