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Poll: Time of Alfalfa Cutting
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Like a Ferrari, peak silage performance requires protection
Aug. 24, 2020
Focus. Sitting down to look at a Google map of a dairy’s feed pad, hoping to optimize the layout of projected forage crop yields and inventories, my mind wandered...
Corn silage harvest is a complex system
Aug. 31, 2018
A system is defined as a group of interacting, interrelated, and/or interdependent elements forming a complex whole...
Silage pile construction: a life and death matter
Nov. 27, 2017
Forage quality and consistency rank near the top of every dairy producer’s list as key influences on farm profitability...
Silo bags have limits
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...
Silage bags remain popular as a storage option
March 23, 2016
The author is a forage consultant in Bay City, Wis. Several years into my forage career I encountered a high-producing, well-managed herd struggling with managing forage piles. It wasn’t...
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