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October 14 Hay Market Report

The October 14 University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Agriculture Team Forage Hay Market Demand and Price Report is now online! Hay prices remain strong for top quality hay. Hay supplies remain tight with a good supply of lower quality hay. Straw prices are for oat, barley, or wheat straw. Prices are steady to strong this […]


2019 Corn Silage Dry Down Days

Let Whole Plant Moisture Be Your Guide to Harvest Time! The best lactation performance by dairy cows has been shown to occur when corn silage is harvested at 65-70 percent moisture. This range of whole plant moisture also works well for achieving good packing and silage fermentation in horizontal silos. Determining whole plant moisture prior […]

Grain Dryer

Grain Dryer Tune-Up Offering

Dry your grain more energy efficiently Starting August 1, 2019, FOCUS ON ENERGY® will provide $150 per grain dryer tuned up to help you dry your grain more energy efficiently. By tuning up your grain dryer, you could see improved control, less downtime and a return on your investment less than halfway through the drying […]

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Fond du Lac County Forage Council Corn Silage Dry Down Days

10 am to 12 noon | Country Visions Cooperative | 457 W 11th Street, Fond du Lac Tuesday, August 28  Next day results via UW-Marshfield Forage & Soils Lab Tuesday, September 4  Same day results with on-site moisture test with Dairyland Labs Tuesday, September 11  Next day results via UW-Marshfield Forage & Soils Lab No […]

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Dairy Grazing Profitability Pasture Walk

Wisconsin Farmers Union, Glacierland RC&D, Organic Valley, Fond du Lac County Land and Water, & the Floods are hosting a Pasture Walk at Dan & Wendy Flood’s Organic Dairy Farm on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The Floods practice managed intensive rotational grazing with their organic dairy herd.  They graze 80 […]


Pricing Wet Corn

It’s that time of the year when farmers monitor the weather waiting anxiously for moisture in corn kernels to drop before their final harvest begins. Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Waupaca County Agriculture Agent, says “a bushel of dry shell corn weighs 56 pounds at 15% percent kernel moisture. That’s over eight pounds of water in each bushel of ‘dry’ […]