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Fond du Lac County Forage Council Corn Silage Dry Down September 11th Results

Seventy-eight (78) samples were submitted to UW-Marshfield Soils and Forage Laboratory for analysis on September 11, 2018.  Overall the moisture was approximately 60.3% to 76.6% moisture.  For results from September 11th, please visit https://fyi.uwex.edu/fdlag/fdl-ag-corn-silage/.  September 11th concludes this year’s corn silage moisture testing program.

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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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Fond du Lac County Forage Council Corn Silage Dry Down Days

10 am to 12 noon | Country Visions Cooperative | 457 W 11th Street, Fond du Lac Tuesday, August 28 Next day results via UW-Marshfield Forage & Soils Lab Tuesday, September 4 Same day results with on-site moisture test with Dairyland Labs Tuesday, September 11 Next day results via UW-Marshfield Forage & Soils Lab No fee Morning of […]

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Check Out the Second Annual Healthy Soil-Healthy Water Field Day

Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water, a sustainability-based farmer led group, will be holding its second annual field day called “Covers and Climate,” on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at the Hammer & Kavazanjian Farms located at W7591 County Road E in Beaver Dam. The Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water have a mission […]

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Dairy Grazing Profitability Pasture Walk

Wisconsin Farmers Union, Glacierland RC&D, Organic Valley, Fond du Lac County Land and Water, & the Floods are hosting a Pasture Walk at Dan & Wendy Flood’s Organic Dairy Farm on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The Floods practice managed intensive rotational grazing with their organic dairy herd.  They graze 80 […]

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Forage Councils to hold Twilight Meeting on June 20th

Every year the Forage Councils for Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties rotate hosting their annual Twilight meeting. This year’s Dodge and Fond du Lac County Forage Councils’ Twilight Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20th at the Michels Family Farm just east of Lomira, WI. The Michels Family Farm milks 375 cows and […]

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2018 Alfalfa Quality Watch Quality Information from 5/23/18

A rainy and cool May has presented challenges for planting corn and beans. Hopefully the weather will give us a break as first crop alfalfa harvest nears. Growing Degree Days for 2018 are running about 2 – 4 days behind long term normals, (Base 50). Alfalfa growth and fiber concentrations will increase rapidly with impending […]

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When Do I Cut? Predicting Pre-Harvest Alfalfa Quality

Determining when to cut first-crop alfalfa is often difficult because alfalfa quality, relative to flowering stage, varies greatly. To help with this dilemma, agronomists at the University of Wisconsin – Madison developed the Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) method which predicts alfalfa’s Relative Feed Value (RFV) at the time of cutting. The PEAQ method […]

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