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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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Green County UW-Extension Dairy Modernization Tours: August 24th

UW-Extension, in cooperation with the Green County Milk Quality Council, will be sponsoring Dairy Facility Farm Tours on Thursday, August 24, 2017. The tours will include six dairy farms located in Green County that have all made modernization improvements to their dairy facilities to increase productivity and animal comfort as well as reduce labor. The Dairy […]

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Farmer to Farmer Website Links Forage Buyers to Sellers

Dairy farmers in various parts of Wisconsin experienced severe alfalfa winterkill and injury this past winter. Losses were the greatest on heavy soil types with poorer drainage. Because of these losses, there may be an interest in selling hay from counties with surplus forage inventories to areas of the state in need of forages. The […]

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Specialist Central at Farm Technology Days

Visitors to Wisconsin Farm Technology Days can connect with University of Wisconsin-Extension specialists and agents about the latest research they are conducting as it relates to dairy, farm business, and water. Specialist Central, located in the UW-Extension Education Station, will feature interactive discussions with UW-Extension specialists, each day focusing on a specific topic. Four 30-minute […]

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Composting Livestock Mortalities On-Farm

Recent changes in the cost to dispose livestock mortalities has led to an increased interest in composting of mortalities as a management strategy. This program will provide information for best practices for successful composting of animal mortalities (cattle and swine), economic and legal considerations for mortality composting on-farm in Wisconsin.  Area livestock farmers and ag […]

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