Extension Team Forage

OUR MISSION | To develop and disseminate research-based information that will enhance profitable forage production and utilization while sustaining Wisconsin’s natural resources.

About the Team Forage Website

  • The site brings together a variety of forage crop related resources from University of Wisconsin faculty in different disciplines, departments, and locations. Topic pages are located above.
  • Announcements of new material being added to topic pages will be posted in the right sidebar.
  • You can sign-up for email notices of new additions. The sign-up box is in the right sidebar

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Milk2016 – New Tool Helps Improve Feeding Value Estimates of Alfalfa and Grass

The latest version of the “MILK” series of spreadsheets, developed by UW Extension Agents and Professors, combines yield and quality to help you more accurately estimate the feeding value of alfalfa and grass than ever before.  Find out more about the development and usage of the tool by clicking the link below…

Milk2016: Index Combining Yield and Quality

And download the full spreadsheet here..

Milk2016 (Alfalfa-Grass)

New Extension Mobile App for Pricing Standing Forage

A new mobile Android app, developed by UW-Extension agricultural agents Greg Blonde and Ryan Sterry is making it easier for farmers to quickly estimate the value of standing forage. To learn more about the app that will help you determine a fair price when buying or selling corn, and to access a free download, click the link below to view the full article…

New Extension Mobile App

Grazing Stockpiled Forage

Accumulated or stockpiled forage can be an excellent source of forage for animals.  Fall stockpiled forage is brown but is high quality since it is largely leaves, unlike summer accumulated brown forage which is stemmy and low quality.  Grazing stockpiled forage is an excellent way to extend the grazing season and reduce costs of harvesting/buying forage. Read more about grazing stockpile forage by clicking the button below…

Grazing Stockpiled Forage