Round hay bales lying in the field.

October 8 Hay Market Report

The October 8th  University of Wisconsin-Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest is now available at https://fyi.uwex.edu/forage/h-m-r/. Demand and Sales Comments The hay market this week was a few dollars less this week. Top quality hay continues to bring good prices. Round bales and lower quality hay are discounted. […]

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Sept 10th Hay Market Report

The September 10th University of Wisconsin-Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest is now available at https://fyi.uwex.edu/forage/h-m-r/. Demand and Sales Comments: After wide spread rains market prices were steady to weaker this past week. After the rain some farmers are taking account of potential pasture available into fall rather than […]

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Mobile App for Pricing Standing Corn Silage

The start of corn silage harvest for 2018 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 Harvest

With the upcoming corn silage harvest, UW-Extension Dairy Scientist Matt Akins reviews the important factors to consider for high quality corn silage in this recent Midwest Forage Association Focus on Forage article Corn Silage Harvest Management: Dry matter content Particle size Kernel processing Chop height For more information regarding corn silage harvest, please visit UW-Extension […]

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2018 Iowa-Wisconsin Corn Silage Conference Proceedings

Recently Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and UW-Extension co-hosted the Iowa-Wisconsin Silage Conference earlier this summer in Dubuque. The conference featured presentations from both academic and industry experts spoke on a wide variety of topics related to growing and using quality silage. Group sessions covered quality corn silage before, during and after harvest; characteristics […]

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