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Friday, 31 August 2007 07:40

While you’re at World Dairy Expo, find out if the newest forage research can help make your dairy more profitable. Come visit with forage experts from the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison and Kansas State University, who will update you on the latest findings that can help improve your forage and milk profitability.

Six seminars will be held near the World’s Forage Analysis Superbowl contest on the arena stage:

Wednesday, October 3, 10:30 a.m.

The 20 worst bunker/pile silos I’ve seen and how to avoid them

Keith Bolsen, Professor Emeritus,

Kansas State University/

Consultant, Keith Bolsen Ph.D. & Associates LLC

Wednesday, October 3, 1:30 p.m.

Dairying in the biofuel age: What do we need to know?

Neal Martin, Center Director

U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

Thursday, October 4, 10:30 a.m.

What’s new with silage inoculants and bunker covers?

Richard Muck, Agricultural Engineer

U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

Thursday, October 4, 1:30 p.m.

Why do lab analysis results vary, and what should we do about it?

Dan Undersander,

Extension Forage Agronomist

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Friday, October 5, 10:30 a.m.

Options for harvesting corn stover as dairy heifer feed

Kevin Shinners,

Biological Systems Engineer,

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Friday, October 5, 1:30 p.m.

Novel feeding opportunities with ethanol byproducts

Randy Shaver

Extension Dairy Nutritionist

University of Wisconsin – Madison

This is also your chance to interact with the experts. Bring your specific questions on how forage research might apply to your operation, and these leading forage research and extension experts will be available to answer your questions Wednesday through Friday.

Before leaving the Arena, be sure to see the winning entries in the World’s Forage Analysis Superbowl. You can also see the major equipment prizes on display, with the 2007 winners being announced Thursday afternoon.

Entry blanks for the 2008 contest will be available near the same display area.  PD


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