The 2021 Dairy Forage Seminars, held in conjunction with the World Forage Analysis Superbowl at World Dairy Expo, will once again provide further educational opportunities this year.
Led by professors, researchers, producers and industry representatives, the seminars will feature various topics related to forage production, harvest, storage and feeding.
The Dairy Forage seminar schedule includes:
- September 29: Keeping the Rumen Healthy: A New Approach to Working with Fiber in Rations – Mary Beth Hall, Ph.D., U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, Wis.
- September 29: Forage Production and Quality at Sand Creek Dairy – Luke and Ethan Haywood, Sand Creek Dairy, Hastings, Mich.
- September 30: Considerations for Using Warm-Season Annuals as Part of Your Forage System – John K. Bernard, Ph.D., P.A.S., Dipl. ACAN, University of Georgia, Tifton, Ga.
- September 30: LEAF (Leaves Enhance Alfalfa Forage) Testing Provides Opportunities for Improving Alfalfa Quality – David C. Weakly, Ph.D., Forage Genetics, West Salem, Wis.
- October 1: Forage Storage: Life After Harvest – Michelle Chang-Der Bedrosian, Ph.D., Vita Plus, Madison, Wis.
- October 1: How Do Handheld NIRS Instruments Measure Up? – Matthew Digman, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.
- October 2: Further Considerations for Making Baled Silages – Wayne K. Coblentz, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Marshfield, Wis.
In addition to the Dairy Forage Seminars, the World Forage Analysis Superbowl is once again seeking entries for the ever-growing forage competition with more than $26,000 in cash prizes to be awarded. Producers wishing to enter corn silage samples must have entries submitted by July 15.
Source: Wisconsin Ag Connection