Baleage production, bunker silo density and the economics of alfalfa vs. corn silage are among the scheduled topics at forage seminars to be held during this year’s World Dairy Expo, Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in Madison, WI.

University and U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center (USDFRC) experts will present cutting-edge information on the Dairy Forage Toolbox Seminar Stage at the east end of the Arena Building.

Seminars will be as follows:

Sept. 29: 10:30 a.m. – Getting The Most From Baleage By Knowing What To Do When, Kevin Shinners, University of Wisconsin-Madison ag engineer.

1:30 p.m. – A New Way Of Looking At Bunker Silage Density, Richard Muck, USDFRC ag engineer.

Sept. 30: 10:30 a.m. – Can Alfalfa Compete With Corn Silage In Dairy Rations? Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois Extension dairy specialist.

1:30 p.m. – Growing Grasses For Dairy Rations, Geoff Brink, USDFRC agronomist.

Oct. 1: 10:30 a.m. – What Do The Experts (Cows) Say About Corn Silage Fiber Analysis? Dave Combs, University of Wisconsin-Madison dairy scientist.

1:30 p.m. – A Primer On Rumen Microbes, A Cow’s Best Friend, Paul Weimer, USDFRC microbiologist.

Oct. 2: 10:30 a.m. – Factors Affecting Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) In Hay And Haylage, Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension forage agronomist.