Accurate Analysis Begins with Smart Sampling

Chuck Zimmerman

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum Podcast At what point can inaccuracies plague the testing of corn silage? The greater potential for problems is not in the laboratory, but instead in the sampling, according to Dr. Bill Mahanna, coordinator of global nutritional sciences for Pioneer Hi-Bred. Because analysis can be no better than the samples themselves, Bill offers suggestions for performing steps safely and effectively, from acquisition to preservation to shipment. This includes alternative methods when the “magic number of 12” samples isn’t practical.

Agribusiness, Audio, Forage Forum, Pioneer Hi-Bred

YDLI Class Reunion At World Dairy Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Holstein FoundationI guess my 30-year high school reunion which takes place at the end of the week of World Dairy Expo won’t be the only reunion taking place that week. Monsanto will be sponsoring a Young Dairy Leaders Institute reunion at Expo on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 starting at 1:00 p.m. The event is open to all past YDLI class members, YDLI class nominees and anyone interested in attending. The Holstein Foundation made the announcement.

Agribusiness, Dairy Group, World Dairy Expo

Hesston Header Heightens Drydown

Andy Vance

AGCO’s Hesston line of hay equipment now features a new disc double conditioner header for faster drydown. The 9180 disc header features two sets of steel-on-steel herringbone conditioning rolls for smoother crop throughput and more thorough crimping. This system is known as the Advanced Conditioner System, or ACS. AGCO says efficent haymaking is about quality and time, and that the 9180 delivers, processing heavy crops faster and more evenly. The header also produces windrows that will dry down faster, with a more even crimping for a more palatable forage.

Agribusiness, Feed, Nutrition, Production