Corn Silage Webinar Series Continues in August

The Iowa State Dairy Team corn silage webinar series kicked-off this week with a focused discussion on silage processing. Dr. Bill Mahanna and Aaron Maassen outline their perspectives on silage processing and then answered questions for the audience.

Anyone who feeds and harvest corn silage can get an update on the latest trends and technology during the webinar series or view the archived programs at: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/dairyteam/webinars

The series continues with; cover crop forages on Aug. 9; forage storage Aug. 16; and forage feeding Aug. 23.

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“Best of” Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference Offered

The Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Committee is excited to offer a new virtual “Best of” 2022 Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference. The virtual offering includes recorded presentations of all the Four State Conference plenary sessions in addition to the RP Nutrients pre-conference symposium, Zinpro’s post-conference symposium and the breakfast speaker sponsored by Feedworks USA. All questions, answers and discussions are also included in the recording.

Learn the latest in transition cow nutrition and management from world renowned experts including Cornell University’s, Tom Overton, Jim Drackley, University of Illinois, Heather White, University of Wisconsin and Lance Baumgard, Iowa State University.

Other presenters include: Mary Beth Hall, USDA Forage Research Center, provided information on the new NASEM carbohydrate nutrient requirements. Gavin Staley, Diamond V, covered why heifer maturity matters to lifetime performance. Jesse Goff, Iowa State University, covered pitfalls when feeding a low DCAD diet. Milk Money CEO Jay Joy discussed how to develop your business by developing your people and Mark Hanigan, Virginia Tech, showed how to balance for amino acids using the NASEM 2021 model.

Also included are: Post-conference symposium speakers Jeff Firkins, Ohio State University, who discussed about the role of essential isoacids to improve rumen function. Andrew LePiere discussed quantifying and modeling branch chain VFA in CNCPS and Dana Tomlinson showed how essential isoacids can improve dairy profitability.

The cost for the virtual program will be $150 and will include access to the recordings until December 1, 2022. All the presentations, including the breakout sessions handouts are included. Here is the link to register for the conference.  After registering we will email you the link with a password to access the virtual program.

This is a collaborative effort of Extension Services of Iowa State University, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin.

If you have questions on the conference, feel free to contact me at salfe001@umn.edu or 612.360.4506.

 

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Corn Silage Webinar Series begins Tonight

Those who feed and harvest corn silage can get an update on the latest trends and technology during an upcoming webinar series with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The series begins Aug. 2 with a focus on silage processing, followed by cover crop forages on Aug. 9, forage storage Aug. 16 and forage feeding Aug. 23.

With feed prices rising, forages are expected to play an important role in livestock rations. Specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach, farmers and industry professionals will explain how to improve corn silage efficiency and quality.

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Global Dairy Trade Event 313 concluded with the GDT Price Index down 5.0 Percent

Key Results

AMF index down 1.4%, average price US$5,518/MT
Butter index down 6.1%, average price US$5,194/MT
BMP index down 9.2%, average price US$3,724/MT
Ched index down 0.7%, average price US$4,798/MT
LAC not offered
SMP index down 5.3%, average price US$3,524/MT
SWP not offered
WMP index down 6.1%, average price US$3,544/MT

Full results have been published on www.globaldairytrade.info.