2008 World Dairy Expo Education Seminar: Navigating the Corn Silage Maze BMR, Leafy and Other Genetic Traits

2008 World Dairy Expo Education Seminar: Navigating the Corn Silage Maze BMR, Leafy and Other Genetic Traits, by Everett Thomas, William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute



It’s no secret that the costs of forages continue to rise due to high input costs and price volatility. This is especially true for corn silage and forces producers to carefully analyze the varieties of corn silage hybrids for yield, net energy and digestibility. However, not all hybrids are created equal. Everett Thomas will lead a discussion about how to choose the best corn silage hybrid while considering herd size, production levels and storage capabilities. Thomas has been an agronomist for over 40 years in New York, first with Cornell University and more recently with the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute. He recently retired but still remains active in the dairy industry through consulting and contributing articles to the Miner Institute’s Farm Report newsletter and other publications. He was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award from Cornell University and the Merit Award from the American Forage and Grassland Council.