April 25, 2022
How much feed is left behind in the feedbunk? Is it mostly forage? Is it 1 or 2 pounds per head? What did that forage cost?These questions demand consideration...


April 25, 2022
Over the past 30 years, alfalfa has lost market share to corn silage in dairy cow diet formulations. Multiple reasons have been cited for this shift, including lower alfalfa yields, winterkill risk...


March 10, 2022
As dairy farms utilize more spring-harvested winter cereal forages, cocktail forage mixes are often on the list of options of what to plant next...


Feb. 7, 2022
Dairy farming has accounted for a high proportion of farmland in the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) of California for almost 50 years...


Feb. 7, 2022
Let us join together and wish the corn silage kernel processing score a belated happy 15th birthday! Gonzalo Ferriera and Dave Mertens published the original article...


Dec. 31, 2021
Red clover is a legume forage that may fit some situations as a replacement for alfalfa. This forage can grow on soils not well suited for alfalfa...


Aug. 19, 2021
Reading about small grains for silage in the middle of the summer might seem untimely; however, a post-season evaluation of small grains for silage is always good for adjusting future management...


April 27, 2021
with skyrocketing protein costs following a challenged growing season in South America, forage protein value is under the microscope...


Jan. 22, 2021
Fiber provides bulk to diets — it’s the most important factor to account for when evaluating forages and developing dairy or beef diets...


Jan. 20, 2021
The author is a dairy nutrition consultant with GPS Dairy Consulting LLC, and based in Malone, WisIt's flashy to be in the major leagues. On dairies, the lactating cows are the big leagues, with m...