Wednesday, January 22 at the Pound Town Hall, east edge of the Village of Coleman
The program will start out with a review of how to conduct a truly accurate feed inventory, as understanding how much and what types of on-farm feed resources you have is critical to developing a feed management plan that maintains production. Jamie Van de Walle, independent nutritionist with Dairy Advantage LLC., will be leading this portion of the program. She will also later be presenting on proper, economically viable alternative feeds that can be purchased to best supplement on-farm feeds. Many farms are going to need to utilize either more volume or more variety of purchased feeds than normal to keep their desired ration characteristics.
The final topics on the day’s docket will be a review of dry hay storage methods and planning next year’s crops to best allow your farm to meet early feed needs. Although always important, higher hay prices definitely require paying attention to on-farm storage methods that maximize both nutritional quality and dry matter maintenance. These last discussions will be facilitated by Scott Reuss, Extension Crops/Soils Agent for Marinette & Oconto Counties.
This program is open for all producers and consultants to attend. There is no fee for taking part in this event, neither is pre-registration required. However, since lunch is being provided, pre-registration is greatly appreciated by calling the Marinette Extension office at 715-732-7510 or e-mail to email@example.com
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