By Larry Hawkins, PAS I guess maybe it is just being old, (and my fractured syntax), but the reference is from a song by Peter, Paul and Mary (in 1962 – seems like yesterday!) Where have all the flowers gone? Yes, especially in the Upper Midwest and NE, we may soon or perhaps already are wondering, what happened to our alfalfa? The combinations of little snow in some areas, dry conditions and Continue Reading
Are You Struggling With…
How to deal with the ever rising labor costs in your farming operation?
How to implement home-grown forages to help control ration costs?
Trying to figure out what forages to grow on your farm to fit your nutritional system?
How to maximize production to keep up with rising land values and growing herd sizes?
How to have crops that will withstand and even thrive on large amounts of manure?
How to deal with the increasing stress and frustration in today's difficult dairy industry?
The bewildering dairy economy demands we reexamine all phases of our operations. By utilizing forages that closely mirror the desired dairy ration parameters, our clients significantly decrease concentrate needs and increase profitability. Pressures on dairies and feedlots from the surrounding community require a better plan for nutrient management. And finally, what we have learned about forages in the last 15 years can provide you a better plan to deal with all these challenges.Short on forage? What can Forage Innovations do for me? What about Better than BMR corn silage system? No Alfalfa - How can that work?
What makes us different?
Forage Innovations becomes an integral link between you, your nutritionist, agronomist and the rest of your management team. We can design custom forage programs that benefit your operation in ration costs, soil health, dairy efficiency, nutrient management and herd health. Forage systems are not all the same. Your farm is different, and we help you get the most out of it.
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Foraging Ahead Articles
From time-to-time, questions come up which inspire a newsletter article. The question from this title has been around longer than feed testing! (Feed-testing labs began to come on the scene in the 70s and yes, I was there!). This is just to say this problem is an age-old occurrence. Obviously, there are many reasons milk production on a modern dairy can go down but let us assume all the other Continue Reading
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