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.
In case you saw the story we posted about AgriLabs recent announcement about FluNix-D for use in lactating dairy cows you might want to read this update.
There’s lots of World Dairy Expo announcements coming out like this one from Trans Ova Genetics. They’re offering to provide a free genetic preservation of the Grand Champion female in each of the seven breed shows.
I 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.
Garst Seed Company has a whole bunch of alfalfa varieties for growers including the newly added 6426. Here’s what their latest release says.
I have some new information that goes along with a post I did last week on Monsanto’s Dairying Equals Choice. I received some Q&A with Kevin Holloway, president of Monsanto Dairy Business who shares his perspective on dairy farmers’ right to choose safe, effective tools. Here you go:
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.
At the Farm Progress Show Monsanto has a huge display showcasing their current and new technology. Although it’s mostly about row crops when I interviewed their Chief Technology Officer, Rob Fraley, he talked about what Monsanto is doing in the dairy area.
As we get closer to World Dairy Expo I’m sure we’ll be seeing more announcements like this one in Merial’s most recent SHARE Newsletter.
One of the exhibitors here at the IFAJ Congress in Hamar, Norway is DeLaval.
DeLaval is represented by several people like Mr. DeLaval Norway, pictured here. However, I interviewed Barbara Strunk who works for DeLaval in Germany.