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In today’s tight dairy economy, every acre, just like every cow, needs to be profitable. Adding red clover in a tight economical rotation, teamed with winter forage, can do that.

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With yield monitor technology, silage growers can see the impact of management changes in every field section over time. Unfortunately, even with calibrated equipment and best operator practices, yield maps can look pretty confusing without some post-harvest processing.

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Forage sorghum is a drought- and heat-tolerant warm-season grass that can be used for silage on dairy farms. Since it requires a soil temperature of at least 60°F for planting, the recommended planting time for New York is early June, unlike corn, which is usually planted earlier in the spring.

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You likely have heard of or already are implementing strategic breeding in your dairy herd through use of beef genetics, but the elephant (or beef-cross calf) in the room is this: What beef genetics should you be using?

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With so many value-added options available to dairy producers, it can be overwhelming to evaluate each possibility and determine how to move forward. At the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, Ginger Fenton and Sarah Cornelisse from Penn State Extension led a breakout session about feasibility analysis frameworks.

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The dairy industry is replete with information on the need for calcium supplementation post-freshening. However, lost in all of the calcium conversations is the discussion on insufficient overall nutrient reserves, a changing ration and the fluids lost during freshening, which leave the transition cow unprepared for a quick or complete recovery heading into the demands of lactation.

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