Jan. 29, 2024
Environmental conditions prior to and during the growing season impact the resulting crop yield and quality...


Aug. 21, 2023
Corn silage is a cornerstone of modern livestock nutrition, providing a highly nutritious and energy-dense feed option...


Aug. 1, 2023
With corn silage harvest on the horizon, farmers will soon be able to assess their hybrid selection in terms of forage quality and yield...


June 1, 2023
Each day, there is a new opportunity to learn and improve. Over the past few months, this has proven true for me as I’ve been learning from agronomy and animal nutrition thought leaders during presentations, podcasts, and webinars...


May 15, 2023
Silages are the most important form of forage in many dairy areas, and most large dairy farms use piles as their primary silage preservation method...


March 21, 2023
Winter cereal seedings from last fall have or will soon be greening the landscape. Their popularity from coast to coast as either a supplemental or foundational forage resource is now unde...


Feb. 7, 2023
Farmers and ranchers operate with the understanding that many things are beyond their control despite the best laid plans and management. Market prices, input costs, pests, and diseases are just some...


Jan. 1, 2023
Feed and forage analysis interpretation in most cases begins and ends with a focus on protein and carbohydrate measures. The prior two articles in this series centered upon improving your ability to u...


Nov. 7, 2022
In the August/September “Feed Analysis” column, we delved into forage protein and its associated complex feed analysis measures. The nitrogen and amino acids in forage are valuable, with protein s...


Nov. 7, 2022
Several scientists have contributed enormously to the dairy industry during the past 50 years, and Dave Mertens might be at the top of the list. If you still need convinced of this reasoning, I invite...