Fighting Mycotoxins in the Field

carrie muehling

Dairy farmers must be diligent when it comes to managing mycotoxin levels and reducing the potential effects in feed. Because mycotoxins are a byproduct of molds found in the field, that is the place to begin. But strobilurin-based fungicides are not always the best answer based on university research, according to Brian Springer, North American Technical Manager with Alltech Crop …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Crop Science, Dairy

Alltech Trace Minerals Optimize Animal Health

carrie muehling

Alltech is having great success with its organic trace mineral products that mimic nature’s organic trace minerals but are better absorbed by the animal. “We make the trace minerals in a way that they’re more absorbed and more retained in the body so we have better mineral status,” said Brad Rortvedt, Regional Sales Manager with Alltech. “By having better mineral …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

On-Farm Audits Improve Dairy Profitability

carrie muehling

When Alltech On-Farm Specialist Jeff Johnson evaluates a dairy farm, he concentrates on three specific areas – the people, the cows and the milking equipment. Johnson said all three factors have to be integrated together for the farm to work efficiently and effectively. He said there are some challenges to maintaining equipment and the milking environment, including weather that can’t …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

EDGE Dairy Cooperative Engaging in D.C.

carrie muehling

EDGE Dairy Cooperative has been focusing on engaging more actively for its members at the federal level, and that is happening, according to Mike Torrey with Torrey Associates. Torrey said the cooperative has put together an effective effort in the nation’s capitol through fly in events, testimonies and social media campaigns to speak for America’s dairy farmers. “We need to …

AgWired Animal, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

New Deere Forage Harvesters are More Efficient

cindy zimmerman

Whether you are a beef or dairy producer, or a custom harvester, there is a new John Deere 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvester (SPFH) for you. Chris Borgman, Deere Product Marketing Manager for Commercial Hay and Forage Products, introduced the new models at the World Dairy Expo earlier this month in Madison, Wisconsin. “What it all boils down to is …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Dairy, Forage, Harvest, John Deere, World Dairy Expo

Alltech Helps Dairy Producers Retain Employees

cindy zimmerman

Reliable and trained employees are critical for dairy producers and Alltech is prepared to help them maintain a productive labor force. “Everything done on a dairy is done by hand,” said Alltech employee training specialist Jorge Delgado during an interview at World Dairy Expo. “We need to attract more people and try to retain people who come to work at …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

New Deere Forage Harvesters Help Maintain Quality

cindy zimmerman

The all-new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters can provide producers with both high-capacity harvesting and high quality forage, according to Tim Meister, division manager for marketing at John Deere, who spoke to producers at World Dairy Expo last week. “Ultimately, high-quality feed helps livestock producers improve their feeding efficiency, animal health and productivity, while reducing their feeding costs,” said Meister. …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Dairy, Feed, Forage, John Deere, Livestock

GROWMARK Youth Programs Support 4-H and FFA

cindy zimmerman

It’s National Cooperative Month, it’s also National 4-H Week, and it is the month that National FFA holds its huge annual meeting. In celebration of all that, we talked with Karen Jones, GROWMARK Youth and Young Producer Specialist, about how this agricultural cooperative supports the young people involved in 4H and FFA. “GROWMARK has been a longtime financial supporter of …

4-H, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, cooperatives, FFA, GROWMARK

Deere Showcases New Forage Harvesters at #WDE18

cindy zimmerman

John Deere showcased its new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH) at the 2018 World Dairy Expo last week in Madison, Wisconsin. The high-capacity forage harvesters announced in August provide up to 400 tons of throughput per hour, along with optimum corn silage processing that’s independent of the length of cut. “We get ten percent more productivity per horsepower while …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy, Equipment, Feed, Forage, Harvest, John Deere, Livestock, World Dairy Expo