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  1. Corn Stalks Offer A Low Cost Feed Option

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    (www.iowabeefcenter.org/Forages/grazingcornresidue.pdf) early in a 30 to 60 day corn residue grazing period cattle could select a ration in the 6-7% crude ... protein range with a TDN content of 65-70%.  By the end of the grazing period the expected nutrient ... content is lower, a CP of 5% and a TDN level of 40-45%.  As cattle are forced to consume a higher ...

  2. Prevent Plant Acres and Cover Crop Options

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    content of 60 to 65% will be a challenge.  Seed companies have confirmed corn hybrids with approved GM ...

  3. Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates for Corn

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    content so generally supplemental nitrogen is needed to produce an economical yield.  The nitrogen in ...

  4. Minimize Forage Ash Content

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    Forage ash content comes from both internal and external sources.  Internal sources include ... forage.  An average internal ash content for alfalfa is around 8 percent and for grass forages around ... to shoot for is an ash content of 3 percent coming from external sources, so an ash content of around ...

  5. Policy Changes in the Dairy Margin Protection Program

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    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that passed in early February contained policy changes that ... paper is available at https://dairymarkets.org/ as a pdf file.  Recently the Ohio Dairy Producers ... 2018 include the following: Adjust the first tier of covered production to include each farm's ...

  6. Cover Crops in Cropping Systems

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    https://extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/AY/AY-353-W.pdf Residual Herbicides and Fall Cover Crop Establishment.  https://extension.entm.purdue.edu ... Conservation Service,  https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs144p2_030986.pdf For those without ...

  7. Wet Forages pose risk of barn fires

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    days depending on the moisture content when baled. If bacteria die and the bales cool, you are in the ...

  8. Cold Weather Dairy Calf Care

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    content should be at least 15%, and higher fat content milk replacers of up to 20% fat are preferred as ... temperatures decline.  The solids content of liquid milk replacer can be increased in cold weather from ... a typical 12.5% to 16%, but be careful in going above this content as diarrhea can result, and recognize ...

  9. Forage Tests Provide Valuable Information

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    Many of us are familiar with the refrain “Don’t Guess, Soil Test”.  With regard to 2018 hay crop ... the plants increase and NDF content will increase.  As NDF content in a forage increases, dry matter ... sand, etc. The average internal ash content of alfalfa is about 8% and of grasses is about 6%. ...

  10. Feed Cost Management for Dairy Production

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    because of inadequate nutrition.  In a September 2018 Progressive Dairyman article on decluttering the ... perspective.  A February 2018 Progressive Dairyman article listed some things to consider regarding feed rations ... quality and nutrient content. Evaluate the use of feed additives.  Do they offer an economic return at $15 ...

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