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...


Jan. 20, 2021
Forages are the foundation of nutritionally sound and rumen healthy rations. The quality and quantity of forages fed are related to milk production, purchased feed costs, and the whole farm nutrient balance...


Nov. 16, 2020
Every good baseball or football fan knows that the offseason is when decisions are made that often dictate future success or failure. It’s a time of reckoning and planning...


Aug. 21, 2020
I get more milk from my silage.” This is a frequent response from farmers when I ask about the effects of drought stress on corn silage quality...


April 6, 2020
Dairy cattle and other ruminants are biologically designed to convert forages and other fibrous feeds into high-quality milk and meat for human consumption...


Jan. 13, 2020
The 2019 growing and harvest season experience for many farmers was like entering a boxing ring, with one (or two) hands tied behind your back...


Sept. 5, 2019
Last June, I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya, Africa. This was my first time in Africa. I traveled mainly from Nairobi to Nakuru...