“Dairy Forage Toolbox: New and Improved Ways to Tackle Forage and Feeding Challenges,” is the theme of seven forage seminars to be held during the 2006 World Dairy Expo.

The expo runs Oct. 3-7 at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. The seminars, in the World's Forage Analysis Superbowl display area within the Arena Building, are scheduled as follows:

Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. — “Butyric Acid in Silage: Why It Happens, How to Deal with It,” Richard Muck, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center (USDFRC), Madison, and Garrett Oetzel, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m. — “Zero in on Harvest and Feeding Decisions with Forage-Moisture Monitoring,” Matthew Digman, USDFRC.

Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m. — “Should Yield or Quality Be the Rule at Alfalfa Harvest Time?” Geoffrey Brink, USDFRC.

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m. — “Wide-Swath Haylage Saves Time and Nutrients,” Tom Kilcer, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Rensselaer County, NY.

Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m. — “BMR Sorghum-Sudangrass Measures Up to Corn Silage,” Tom Kilcer, Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m. — “A Realities Check: Working with Starch in Your Rations,” Mary Beth Hall, USDFRC.

Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m. — “Balance for Effective Fiber to Reduce Acidosis,” Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois.

A question-and-answer period will follow each of the presentations. For more information, call 608-224-6455 or visit www.worlddairyexpo.com.