Dairy Forage Toolbox: New and Improved Ways to Tackle Forage and Feeding Challenges,” is the theme of seven forage
seminars that will 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, 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,
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center.
Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m. – “Should Yield or Quality Be the Rule at Alfalfa Harvest Time?” Geoffrey Brink, U.S. Dairy
Forage Research Center.
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.
Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m. – “A Realities Check: Working with Starch in Your Rations,” Mary Beth Hall, U.S. Dairy Forage
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