Milking Parlor: Dairy Expo Focuses on Improving Profits

John Davis

It was a much more upbeat mood than in the past few years in Madison, Wisconsin earlier this month for World Dairy Expo, the dairy industry’s premier event. More than 65,000 people attended this year’s event, including 2,468 from 87 countries outside of the U.S. The good turnout and the increased optimism was music to the ears of the 770 …

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Benefits of Crop Specific Inoculants

Cindy Zimmerman

On this edition of Forage Forum, Kyle Whitaker, Pioneer Hi-Bred marketing manager for forage additives, highlights the Pioneer fiber technology platform. Whitaker discusses the benefits of using a crop-specific inoculant during an interview with Chuck Zimmerman at the recent Farm Progress Show. Listen to the podcast here: To see all archived Pioneer Forage Forum podcasts, click here. Subscribe to Forage …

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Milking Parlor: World Dairy Expo Preview

John Davis

World Dairy Expo is just around the corner, taking place at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin, Sept 28th – Oct. 2nd. Lisa Behnke is the marketing Manager for the expo, celebrating its 44th anniversary this year. She promises the event will be bigger and better than ever. “We have a tremendous dairy trade show, the world’s largest. We …

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Feeding New Silage

Cindy Zimmerman

On this edition of Forage Forum, Pioneer Hi-Bred dairy specialist Kevin Putnam discusses feeding the newly harvested silage crop. Letting the new crop ferment three to four months allows starch availability to increase. This year, Putnam says the crop should have a nice grain-to-stock ratio, which makes for high-energy, highly digestible feedstuffs. Listen to the podcast here: To see all …

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Milking Parlor: New Dairy Research Institute Unveiled

John Davis

As we told you in the previous post, the dairy industry gets a new tool to help it better research and market its products. Dairy Management Incorporated and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy have announced the formation of the Dairy Research Institute, a non-profit group designed to strengthen the dairy industry’s access to and investment in the technical research …

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Growing Conditions and Corn Silage

Cindy Zimmerman

Jim Smith, Pioneer livestock information manager in Minnesota, discusses the impact of growing conditions on corn for silage. Moisture and heat, depending on stage of growth, have a multitude of effects on nutritional value and readiness of the corn for harvest. Smith also talks about conditions in the northern Corn Belt. Listen to the podcast here: To see all archived …

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Silage Chopping Time

Cindy Zimmerman

As the choppers start to roll across the country, Pioneer Hi-Bred dairy specialist Kevin Putnam discusses some management considerations for chopping corn silage. Corn heat units in many areas are ahead of schedule, triggering harvest. Putman discusses proper chopper set up, inoculant options and other factors for achieving optimum quality. Listen to the podcast here: To see all archived Pioneer …

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Podcast on Dairy Science Meeting and Novus

Cindy Zimmerman

2010 JAM, the joint meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), Poultry Science Association (PSA), Asociación Mexicana de Producción Animal (AMPA), Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), and ASAS Western Section (WSASAS) was held earlier this month in Denver, Colorado. This month’s “Milking Parlor” podcast features Gary Winter with Novus International talking about …

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Dealing With Corn Ear Mold

Cindy Zimmerman

Last year many growers encountered a wet growing season which led to some concerns with ear molds. Bill Seglar, Pioneer nutritional sciences veterinarian, discusses conditions conducive to ear molds and the impact it has on nutritional value. Listen to the podcast here: To see all archived Pioneer Forage Forum podcasts, click here. Subscribe to Forage Forum here.

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More on Bt Corn for Silage

Cindy Zimmerman

In this edition of Forage Forum, we have the second of a two-part series on Bt corn for silage with Bill Seglar, Pioneer nutritional sciences veterinarian. Here Seglar highlights the extensive registration process for biotech traits. Listen to the podcast here: [audio:http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://zimmcomm.biz/pioneer/pioneer-podcast-76-wdd.mp3] Bill Seglar on Bt Corn for Silage part 2 (4:00 min MP3) To see all archived Pioneer Forage …

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