Crops & Forages

Maximize milk production with quality crops and forages

Hoard's Dairyman's Crops and Forage E-source provides management information to dairy herd owners about growing top quality feeds for dairy cows. It starts with soil and nutrients, and applies to corn silage, alfalfa and corn silage. Testing of forages helps balance nutrient intake in dairy cow rations and storage of roughages affects feed quality. Comparing costs of custom crop work also helps farmers calculate total feed costs. This esource is sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition.


It was a fast-paced program featuring 2016 forage yields, prices, forage quality measurements, and strategies. Mike Rankin, managing editor of Hay & Forage Grower magazine, provided an agronomist’s view of the forage outlook while Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois, commented on feeding values and...
“A crop and feed outlook for the months ahead” reviewed forage quality and variation due to weather and other growing season challenges. It was presented by Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois, and Mike Rankin, managing editor of Hay & Forage Grower magazine. Rankin provided regional summaries of forage...
When profit margins are challenged, feed additives are put on the chopping block as dairy managers decide what’s left in or taken out of the ration. At the most recent ADSA meetings, over 30 abstracts were presented with new research on this topic
Storing and preserving next year's silage webinar
Brought to you by Biotal Forage Inoculants. ( Watch the July 2012 webinar below. This webinar explores new options for traditional corn silage. From snaplage to shredlage, and rumen fermentation measurements all are covered. Hutjens also addresses the economics of 2012 corn silage
Dr. Mike Hutjens from the University of Illinois talks about "Sorting through your forage supply options" as part of the Hoard's Dairyman webinar series. This special presentation addresses the options for those with a shortage of forage due to drought conditions