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Non-Enclosed Manure Storage Tips

Injuries and fatalities occur in confined space manure storages that are enclosed, such as beneath animal quarters; or below-ground reception and pump out pits; and in non-enclosed earthen, synthetic or concrete lined manure storages. However, injuries can also occur with non-enclosed manure storages are open to the atmosphere but may meet the definition of a confined space in […]

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Silage Season Safety

With corn silage, you only get one shot to harvest for high quality.  Recognizing there is a tight window of time to get things harvested, one must take the time to harvest in a safe manner. Shortcuts and mistakes can be deadly. In Silage Season Safety: Pre-Season Preparation, UW- Madison Department of Biological Systems Engineering […]

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Extension Mobile App for Pricing Standing Corn Silage

The start of corn silage harvest for 2017 is here. Most corn silage is harvested from late August through early November, when energy, fiber and moisture are at their best, depending on planting date, hybrid variety and growing conditions.   A third to three-quarters of the feed consumed by more than 1.2 million dairy cows in […]

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Corn Silage: Predicting Moisture Level & Harvest

With corn silage, you only get one shot to harvest so it’s important to time it out right. There are several methods you can use to accurately predict the optimal time to harvest silage. In the podcast Corn Silage:  Predicating Harvest & Moisture Level, UW-Extension dairy nutritionist Randy Shaver, corn agronomist Joe Lauer and county […]

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Calf Housing Options

In the UW-Extension Dairy Team Podcast Calf Housing Options, David Kammel, PhD, Biological Systems Engineering Professor for UW-Madison and UW-Extension and Dr. Vicky Lauer, DVM, Professional Services Veterinarian with ANIMART discuss calf housing options and best management considerations including positive pressure ventilation systems. For more information regarding calf and heifer management, please visit UW-Extension Dairy Calf […]