Two Dairy Field Days Spotlight Forage Management and Crossbreeding

The I-29 Moo University is hosting two dairy field days in November. Each field day will start at 12:30 PM CST and wrap up around 3:30 PM. Light refreshments and SDSU ice cream will be served. These field days are offered at no cost, so be sure to come join us for a tour of the dairies and in-depth discussions. Details for each of the field days is below.

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Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference set for June 13 and 14

Learn the latest information in dairy nutrition and management by attending the 2018 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference on June 13 and 14 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. This premier conference will feature using new low lignin forages, fatty acids and better ration predictions to improve cow performance and health.

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NW Iowa Corn Silage Yields Average 23.5 Tons Per Acre

The Northwest District in Iowa led all districts in 2017 with 2.10 million tons of corn silage produced, according to estimates released by the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. This accounted for 30 percent of the State total production. The Northeast District produced 1.83 million tons of silage, representing 26 percent of the State total.

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Iowa Corn Silage Production Down; Hay Up

The USDA NASS Upper Midwest Regional Office January crop production report shows Iowa corn for silage production is estimated at 6.93 million tons, down 12 percent from 2016. The silage yield estimate of 21.0 tons per acre is down 3.0 tons per acre from 2016. Producers harvested 330,000 acres of corn for silage unchanged from 2016.

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