SSLC 2009: Producer Panel Discussion

Panel discussion with Co-Vale Holsteins, Meadow Brook Farms, Quarry Hill Dairy, Wayside Dairy Farm.

SSLC 2009: BMR Agronomy Update

BMR Agronomy Update: Using Silage-Specific On Your Farm. Art Graves, Jon Erickson, and Terry helm talk about growing corn silage, growing dairy feed, making milk, and being profitable.

SSLC 2009: BMR Nutrition Update

BMR Nutrition Update: 4.8 is discussed by the Mycogen Nutrition Team. What is 4.8? "Get 4.8 pounds more milk with Mycogen® brand Silage-Specific™ BMR corn hybrids" is the topic.

SSLC 2009: Navigating the Corn Silage Maze

Everett Thomas has worked as an agronomist in northern New York since 1966, first as a regional Extension Specialist for Cornell University and from 1981 to 2008 at the William H. Miner Institute. He is recognized by the industry as an expert in crop production and research and is a frequent contributor to Hoard’s Dairyman and other agricultural magazines. Ev’s field crop consulting work has taken him to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and throughout North America.

DairyCast 0216 for December 9 2008

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  • Ev Thomas, the Miner Institute, shares some advice on silage utilization and other key management issues from his years of experience

DairyCast 0202 - navigating all of the choices of corn silage

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  • Having difficultly navigating all of the choices of corn silage? Everett Thomas, William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, share his years of experience to help simplify the maze.

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

DairyCast 0166 for June 10 2008

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  • Roger McEowen, Director of the Center for Agricultural Law at Iowa State University, highlights two recent legal cases and their impacts on the agriculture community.
  • Following a recent conference, John Baah, Research Scientist at Agrifoods Canada, shares some valuable information that you should know about silage inoculants.

DairyCast 0142 for March 18 2008

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  • Kathleen Emery, Dairy Veterinarian, discusses the value of using higher digestible forages for improved milk production
  • Dr. John F. Smith, Kansas State University, presents his work with cross-ventilation dairy barn design that has provided new options for improved cow comfort that translate to better herd health and production

DairyCast 0141 for March 14 2008

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  • The latest research on silage specific and brown mid-rib hybrids shows that the multi-generation investment is yielding tremendous reults for dairy producers
  • How does traceability work in a voluntary animal identification system?  And does it pay?
  • Is it worth it to keep some dairy steers around to feed out? Let's look at the costs and benefits to determine if the idea makes sense for you.
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