Fall Alfalfa Management and Corn Hybrid Selection

Cindy Zimmerman

Leo Brown, Pioneer Livestock Information manager, discusses fall alfalfa management and corn hybrid selection for silage at the 2009 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. Brown says producers should evaluate alfalfa stands in the fall. Depending on stand quality, a producer can look to fertilize for optimum spring growth or apply a herbicide treatment to kill the crop for easier …

Alfalfa, Audio, Feed, Forage, Forage Forum, Industry News, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Podcast

Pioneer Lab Tests More Reliably Than Others

Chuck Zimmerman

After all the classroom presentations today we got to tour the Pioneer Livestock Nutrition Center. We couldn’t take photos inside but afterward I interviewed our tour guide, Scott Dennis, Pioneer Technical Services Manager, Forage Additives. Cindy took the photo of me interviewing Scott who is pictured on the left. Scott says the facility was originally built in 1993 to measure …

Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Forage, Industry News, Pioneer Forage Day, Pioneer Hi-Bred

Pioneer Keeps Animal Welfare Top of Mind

Chuck Zimmerman

The man who got us started here at the Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Media Day is Robin Newell. Cindy spoke to him about the “long look.” He says the Pioneer long look has four components that include: “We strive to create the best products;” “We deal honestly and fairly with our constituents;” “We represent our products vigorously;” “We help our customers …

Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Forage, Industry News, Pioneer Forage Day, Pioneer Hi-Bred

Pioneer Introduces 11GFT Inoculant For Better Forage Digestibility

Chuck Zimmerman

Pioneer Hi-Bred announced a new inoculant platform this morning. The 11GFT inoculant is the second in a series of products in the Pioneer fiber technology platform. This one will offer dairy producers another avenue to enhance forage digestibility which will reduce feed costs. The product was developed exclusively for grass and cereal silage and is the first of its kind. …

Audio, Forage, Industry News, Pioneer Forage Day, Pioneer Hi-Bred

Pioneer Forage Media Day Class In Session

Chuck Zimmerman

The Pioneer Forage Media Day has started with class in session at their Livestock Nutrition Center near Des Moines, IA. We have a very good attendance from the ag media. Right now we’re listening to the first presentation by Bill Curran on corn silage reearch. He’s giving us a complete overview of their process for testing and evaluating genetics of …

Forage, Pioneer Forage Day, Pioneer Hi-Bred