With higher energy prices this summer, you might be tempted to stretch that silage a little farther than you probably should.
… by offering six scholarships to young agricultural students. Four scholarships of $500 have been awarded to incoming college freshmen including:
Three land-grant universities are cooperating to teach and demonstrate effective, efficient, and sustainable manure handling strategies this July.
Scouting for field crop insects is not just left to corn and soybean growers. Now is the time for alfalfa producers to begin scouting their fields for alfalfa weevil, an insect that can cause severe defoliation if left unchecked.
Iowa State University is about to break ground on a new project. It looks like we’re all invited.
How well do you know your nutrition program? Are you squeezing every drop of potential production out of your milking string? I just read an article discussing how your profitability will suffer if you either over or under estimate forage requirements for your herd. With that in mind, you might consider making plans to join me in Fort Wayne later this Spring.
If you raise your own corn, either for grain or silage, you’re probably giving a lot of thought to how much more money you are going to be spending this year on nitrogen.
The typical dairy cycle is for a producing cow to enter a dry period from between 45 and 60 days prior to calving. That cycle, however, may not be the most profitable production practice available. Dr. David Zartman, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Sciences recently released an article examining the concept of perennial lactation – a lactation lasting over two full years, and in several cases, three and four years without a dry period. I spoke with Dr. Zartman on the subject, and you can listen to his comments here: David Zartman Interview (8:54 mp3 file)
From Mr. Buckeye Ag Radio Network himself, Andy Vance.