Aug. 25, 2017
Corn silage kernel processing score (KPS) continues along with brown midrib (BMR) corn silage and politics as the most heated topics discussed among forage growers, dairy producers, and consulta...


Aug. 21, 2017
The author was the 2016 Hay & Forage Grower summer editorial intern and is a senior at South Dakota State University. When corn prices are high, corn silage may be a more economical feed to...


Aug. 21, 2017
As the realization of the work and endless tasks begins to bear down each spring, the anticipation of a new crop year can quickly turn to anxiety. Juggling the spring workload requires wel...


Aug. 8, 2017
“It was the driest of times, it was the wettest of times...” might be the opening of a modern-day Charles Dickens novel. Why? Because depending on where you bought your 2017 fishing license has th...


May 2, 2017
It could be said that cereal forages don’t have a maturity window for harvesting high-quality forage but rather a harvest peephole...


April 30, 2017
There was a day not too many years ago when virtually all fermented forage in the Midwest was stored in permanent, upright silos. These days, a significant percentage is stored either under or w...


April 30, 2017
Although corn silage is the predominant forage fed to dairy cows in the United States, sorghum has become an important silage crop as well. This is related to some of its unique characteristics...


April 30, 2017
Understanding and managing a farm’s inventory should not differ much in concept from that of a grocery store. While the products will be quite different, the end goal is the same. The grocery...


March 1, 2017
The combined effects of feed ingredients and nutrients included in dairy cow rations, diet physical form (particle size), and the cow’s level of dry matter intake (DMI) all combine to influence fiber digestibility in dairy cattle...


March 1, 2017
It is well known that reducing the size of corn kernels in whole plant corn silage makes it more digestible for the cows and enhances milk production...