Bunker management and dairying in the biofuel age are two of six seminar topics to be discussed by forage experts from the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Kansas State University at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Oct. 3-5.
The seminars will be on the Arena stage near the World's Forage Analysis Superbowl display area. Each morning session starts at 10:30; each afternoon talk, at 1:30.
Keith Bolsen tells of the 20 worst bunker/pile silos he's seen and how to avoid them at the Oct. 3 morning session. Bolsen is professor emeritus at Kansas State University. The afternoon talk, on dairying in the biofuel age, will be by Neal Martin, director of the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center (USDFRC).
Richard Muck, USDFRC ag engineer, tells what's new with silage inoculants and bunker covers at the first Oct. 4 session. Dan Undersander, UW-Madison extension forage agronomist, tells why lab forage analysis results vary, and what should be done, at the afternoon discussion.
Options for harvesting corn stover as dairy heifer feed is the topic of the Oct. 5 morning session by Kevin Shinners, UW-Madison ag engineer. Randy Shaver, extension dairy nutritionist at the same university, will tell of novel feeding opportunities with ethanol byproducts at 1:30 p.m.
Also at the Arena will be winning entries in the World's Forage Analysis Superbowl, announced the afternoon of Oct. 4. Organizing partners of the World's Forage Analysis Superbowl include AgSource Cooperative, DairyBusiness Communications,the University of Wisconsin, Hay and Forage Grower, USDFRC and World Dairy Expo.