September 8 Corn Silage Dry Down Results

The results from our corn silage dry down are in. With early planting and strong growing conditions in 2020, we are on track to get our corn harvested in a much more timely fashion this fall. Remember that we generally plan to lose about  ½% moisture per day this time of the year. More when […]

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September 1 Corn Silage Dry Down Results

The results from our corn silage dry down are in. With early planting and strong growing conditions in 2020, we are on track to get our corn harvested in a much more timely fashion this fall. Remember that we generally plan to lose about  ½% moisture per day this time of the year. More when […]

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August 25 Corn Silage Dry Down Results

The results from our first corn silage dry down are in. With early planting and strong growing conditions in 2020, we are on track to get our corn harvested in a much more timely fashion this fall. Remember that we generally plan to lose about  ½% moisture per day this time of the year. More […]

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FDL County Corn Silage Dry Down: Tuesdays Aug 25-Sept 8

The Fond du Lac County Forage Council and Extension are hosting the 2020 Corn Silage Dry Down Days on three consecutive Tuesdays: August 25, September 1, and September 8 at Country Visions Cooperative, 457 W 11th Street, Fond du Lac. No fee Morning of the dry down day, cut 4 to 5 stalks at chopper […]

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Register for the 2019 Dairy-Forage Day

Registration is open for the Fond du Lac County Forage Council & UW-Madison Extension annual Dairy-Forage Day. The agenda includes lunch and the following speakers: John Goeser, Research and Innovation Director of Animal Nutrition, Rock River Laboratories and UW-Madison Dairy Science Adjunct Professor “Optimizing nutrition programs after winter and tumultuous growing seasons” Wyatt Smith, Dairy Specialist, VitaPlus […]

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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 […]

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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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Forage Councils to hold Twilight Meeting on June 20th

Every year the Forage Councils for Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties rotate hosting their annual Twilight meeting. This year’s Dodge and Fond du Lac County Forage Councils’ Twilight Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20th at the Michels Family Farm just east of Lomira, WI. The Michels Family Farm milks 375 cows and […]

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