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    • Corn silage forage quality: Hybrid genetics versus growing conditions 

      Lawrence, Joe; Kerwin, Allison (Progressive Dairyman, 2020-03)
      Over the past four years a number of groups in the Northeast have initiated efforts to increase collaboration and enhance our understanding of corn silage hybrid forage quality through existing Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation ...
    • Strategies to ensure quality forage for the entire dairy herd 

      Hicks, Betsy; Lawrence, Joe (Progressive Dairyman, 2020-03)
      While weather is a constant challenge to maintaining forage supply, producers can control other threats to having enough feed. Mismatched storage capacity and lack of planning or design, incorrect estimates of feed quantity, ...
    • Achieving and measuring silage density 

      Hicks, Betsy; Lawrence, Joe (Progressive Dairyman, 2020-03)
      The topic of silage density in storage has garnered a great deal of focus in the last few decades, but it remains a key opportunity area on many farms for its role in 1) minimizing storage losses and feed quality deterioration, ...
    • Feed bunk management – Ensuring enough feed for all cows 

      Hicks, Betsy; Lawrence, Joe (Progressive Dairyman, 2020-03)
      Even when producers put up the right quality of feed for a class of cows, ensuring that all cows have enough feed is a goal that has a few components to consider. Too much competition from other cows, not enough feed ...
    • Compensating top managers with equity and profit-sharing options 

      Richards, Anna (Progressive Dairyman, 2019-12)
      As dairy businesses continue to grow and evolve, it becomes increasingly important to attract and retain the best people to your management team. Not only do you need to be able to offer compensation packages that are ...