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  • Health traits added to Net Merit index

    Published on August 17, 2018

    Two significant revisions were made to NM$ in August. Six new health traits were added and economic values of all traits in NM$ were updated.

  • Genetic evaluations for new health traits

    Published on August 10, 2018

    New genetic evaluations for six health traits in Holsteins were introduced in April. Incorporating these traits in sire selection decisions can lead to healthier and more profitable future replacement heifers.

  • Oats seeded at 32 pounds per acre. Photo taken July 10, 2018.

    Alfalfa nurse crop yields compared

    Published on August 9, 2018

    Yields of various nurse crops and seeding rates show significant differences. Impact on alfalfa stand remains to be measured.

  • Manure Hauler Field Day

    Published on July 30, 2018

    Manure hauler field day will emphasize operator & equipment safety and correct manure application.

  • Oats and peas nurse crop on alfalfa. Seeding at 100 lbs per acre, 38 days after planting.

    When should I harvest my small grain forage?

    Published on July 3, 2018

    Decide what balance you need between yield and quality, then watch those peas-and-oats (or other small grain forages) closely to harvest them at the desired growth stage.

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