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  • Corn silage harvest timing: Not all growing degree days are created equal 

    Lawrence, Joe (2021-09)
    Corn silage harvest timing has important implications on both the yield and forage quality of the crop as a livestock feed.
  • How Food Waste Contributes to Greenhouse Gases 

    Sharpsteen, Eric; Wright, Peter (Dairy Environmental Systems Program, 2021-08)
    It is estimated that one-third of all food produced in the world each year for human consumption never reaches the table. This leads to increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the food that is not consumed by the ...
  • FACT SHEET 5: Corn Plant Dry Down 

    Lawrence, Joe; Kerwin, Allison (2021-07)
    This series has addressed the influence of dry matter (DM), both whole plant and plant fraction, on corn silage processing score as well as key quality metrics, namely starch content from the recent Corn Silage Processing ...
  • Forage acreage needs calculator 

    Lawrence, Joe (2021-07)
    Understanding and managing forage inventory needs is critical to a dairy farm to assure both adequate quantities and qualities of forage to meet the needs of various animal groups on the farm. A number of methods are in ...
  • Forage acreages needed for dairy herd 

    Lawrence, Joe (2021-07)
    Excel spreadsheet to calculate forage acreages needed for dairy herd
  • Corn nitrogen observations 2021 

    Lawrence, Joe (2021-07)
    In the past, late season nitrogen (N) application to corn was not considered feasible but with currently available application equipment it can be done. Advances in equipment have made it more feasible to apply N later in ...
  • Farm Safety - Manure Handling 

    Terry, Timothy; Wright, Peter (Dairy Environmental Systems Program, 2021-06)
    Dairy manure storage is a nutrient efficient and environmentally friendly way to allow recycling of the manure by field application during the growing season. During storage, bacteria and other anaerobic processes breakdown ...
  • The Manager July 2021: Herd management 

    Unknown author (Progressive Dairy, 2021-07)
    The Manager is published by Progressive Dairy, an award-winning magazine that provides compelling features, helpful articles, insightful news analysis, and entertaining commentary about the people, practices and topics ...
  • Troubleshooting weaned heifers 

    Barrett, Kathryn (Progressive Dairy, 2021-07)
    Post weaned heifers are the foundation of the milking herd. Taking the time to troubleshoot heifer management pays the farm back in profitability. “How well you do in the heifer-rearing phase will pay you back later on. ...
  • Troubleshooting the fresh cow pen 

    Lynch, Robert; Quaassdorff, Margaret (Progressive Dairy, 2021-01)
    A smooth transition is necessary for successful lactation. Managers need to evaluate all components of their transition cow program to identify successes or where improvements are needed. A daily check of data can alert ...

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