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Learn about all aspects of the dairy cow ration, from harvest to storage and balancing additives to forage supplementation.

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As milk prices continue to squeeze the dairy industry, many producers utilize overcrowding to maximize efficiency of facilities and keep bulk tanks full. Previous work from Albert De Vries and colleagues at the University of Florida has demonstrated economic benefit to this strategy, with optimal return at approximately 120% in lactating pens.

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Across North America, the 2019 corn silage crop was seriously compromised at all stages of growth and production.

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Gallons of ink have been used and thousands of blog posts have featured information and voiced concerns about the quality of the 2019 crop.

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Planning and managing forage inventory on the dairy can sometimes feel like playing Tetris. Like Tetris, we see things begin to pile up or disappear faster than our feed center is prepared for, with consequences more financially weighty than a fistful of quarters at the arcade.

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Hourly pushups to keep feed within the cows’ reach has helped Kinnard Farms grab onto milk production and herd health goals.

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Approaching Christmas in 2019, there were still fields yet to take off as high-moisture corn, snaplage or earlage – and even corn silage, if you can believe it.

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