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2014 World Dairy Expo
Madison, WI - September 30 - October 4, 2013

Making quality baleage with annual forages
Mike McCormick
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Franklinton, LA

Using propionic acid to preserve more hay 
Wayne Coblentz
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Marshfield, WI

Undigested NDF and updates to NDF digestibility: New tools in forage anlaysis
Mike Van Amburgh
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Make sure your kernel processor is doing its job
Kevin Shinners and Brian Luck
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Redesigning alfalfa for improved protein utilization: PPO and o-diphenols vs. tannins
John Grabber
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, WI

Manure on forage crops: Benefits and challenges
Bill Jokela
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, WI

Do higher seeding rates improve alfalfa stand persistence and yield? 
Dan Undersander
University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

2013 World Dairy Expo
Madison, WI - October 1-5, 2013

Differences in making alfalfa and grass silage
Dan Undersander, Research and Extension Agronomist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Reducing heat damage in hay and haylage
Dan Undersander, Research and Extension Agronomist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Using forage fiber analyses to get the most from your cows
Rick Grant, President
William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute

Have you kept pace with improved forage testing options?
Neal Martin, recently retired Center Director
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, USDA-ARS

Plastic covers and silage density: What’s new and basic in making good silage?
Richard Muck, Agricultural Engineer
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, USDA-ARS

Using propionic acid to preserve more hay
Wayne Coblentz, Research Dairy Scientist/Agronomist
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, USDA-ARS

Corn silage yield drivers and profit robbers
Joe Lauer, Extension Agronomist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

2012 World Dairy Expo
Madison, WI l October 2-6, 2012

How low can you go with protein in dairy cattle diets?
Glen Broderick, Research Dairy Scientist
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, USDA-ARS

Corn silage quality varies from field to field
Joe Lauer, Professor of Agronomy
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Silage inoculants seem to affect animal performance as well as crop fermentation
Richard Muck, Agricultural Engineer
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, USDA-ARS

The economics of feeding dairy cattle with high-priced forage and grain
Steve Woodford, Dairy Nutrition Consultant
Nutrition Professionals

Using plant analysis to diagnose alfalfa nutrient needs
Carrie Laboski, Associate Professor and Extension Soil Scientist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

    2011 World Dairy Expo
    Madison, WI • October 4-8, 2011

    Improving forage harvest efficiency: More crop with less time and fuel
    Matthew Digman, Agricultural Engineer
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, USDA-ARS

    Corn silage, fermentation time, and starch digestibility: what makes it tick?
    Patrick Hoffman, Dairy Scientist
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Top producing herds in Wisconsin feed more forage than you may think

    Randy Shaver, Extension Dairy Nutritionist

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Fall-grown oat offers a unique forage option: High fiber digestibility and high energy

    Wayne Coblentz, Agronomist/Dairy Scientist

    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, USDA-ARS

    Minimize bunker/bag silage losses with a tight plastic seal and frequent inspection

    Brian Holmes, Agricultural Engineer

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Reducing greenhouse gases can also reduce food costs

    Larry Chase, Extension Specialist in Dairy Nutrition

    Cornell University

    Capitalizing on forages to reduce purchases of high-priced corn and soybeans

    Larry Chase, Extension Specialist in Dairy Nutrition

    Cornell University


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    2010 World Dairy Expo
    Madison, WI • Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2010

    Growing Grasses for Dairy Rations

    Geoffrey Brink, Agronomist

    U.S. DairyForageResearchCenter, USDA-ARS

    What do the real experts(cows) say about corn silage fiber analyses?

    Dave Combs, Dairy Scientist

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Can alfalfa compete with corn silage in dairy rations?

    Michael Hutjens, Extension Dairy Specialist

    University of Illinois

    A new way of looking at bunker silage density

    Richard Muck, Agricultural Engineer

    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, USDA-ARS

    Wrapped baled silage

    Kevin Shinners, Biological Sytems Engineer

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Factors affecting Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) in hay and haylage

    Dan Undersander, Research and Extension Agronomist

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Rumen microbes: A cow's best friend

    Paul Weimer, Microbiologist

    U.S. DairyForageResearchCenter, USDA-ARS

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    Winter Seed Conference
    Las Vegas, NV l January 18, 2010

    Alfalfa: Potential of New Feed & Fuel

    Neal P. Martin

    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

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    Midwest Dairy Expo
    St. Cloud, MN l December 8, 2009

    Novel Forages and Novel Research

    Neal P. Martin

    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

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    Iowa Forage and Grassland Conference
    Des Moines, IA l November 24, 2009

    Baleage: Another Option for Managing, Storing and Feeding Your Forage

    Neal P. Martin

    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

    The Future of Forage: What Major New Developments are on the Horizon for Forage Producers?

    Neal P. Martin

    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

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    World Dairy Expo
    Madison, WI • September 29 - October 3, 2009

    Using whole farm management of crop/livestock systems to reduce the phosphorus index

    Tom Cox, Ag Economist and Soil Scientist

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Jim Leverich, On-Farm Research Coordinator

    University of Wisconsin-Extension

    Should a custom operator be harvesting your forages?

    Matthew Digman, Machinery Systems Specialist

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Finding a fair way to price standing hay and corn silage

    Ted Bay , Crops and Farm Management Agent

    University of Wisconsin-Extension, Grant and LafayetteCounties

    Don’t overlook the benefits of perennial forages for soils, crops, and water quality

    Bill Jokela, Soil Scientist

    U.S. DairyForageResearchCenter, USDA-ARS

    Don’t make your cows eat dirt: Reducing ash in hay and haylage

    Dan Undersander, Research and Extension Agronomist

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Using corn silage starch to navigate high-priced grain

    Randy Shaver, Extension Dairy Nutritionist

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    New understanding of the stories cows tell about nutrition

    Mary Beth Hall, Dairy Scientist

    U.S. DairyForageResearchCenter, USDA-ARS


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    Getting More from Forages
    Madison, WI • July 29-30, 2009

    Adjusting for forage variability via on-farm analysis
    David Mertens, Dairy Scientist, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center
    Paolo Berzaghi, Associate Professor, University of Padua (Italy)

    Modeling the rumen and beyond: A new approach
    Michael Murphy, Animal Scientist, University of Illinois
    Jim Russell, Microbiologist, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

    Rumen microbes as agents of production variation in dairy cattle
    Paul Weimer, Microbiologist
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

    Non-fiber carbohydrates: What sets the right quantity and quality for rations?
    Mary Beth Hall , Dairy Scientist
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

    Accounting for protein degradability in the rumen
    Glen Broderick, Dairy Scientist
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

    Traditional breeding and genetic modification
    Neal Martin, Director
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

    Genetic selection to improve grasses and legumes for grazing
    Michael Casler, Plant Geneticist
    Heathcliffe Riday, Plant Geneticist
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

    Incorporating and managing superior forages in grazing-based dairy systems
    Geoffrey Brink, Research Agronomist
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

    Improving protein utilization by ruminants with protein-binding polyphenols
    John Grabber, Agronomist
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

    Breaking down cell walls via lignin modification
    Ronald Hatfield, Plant Physiologist
    Michael Sullivan, Molecular Geneticist
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

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    2009 Annual Meeting - Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council
    Reynoldsburg, OH - Feb 13, 2009

    Producing quality forages for cattle and sheep
    Neal Martin, Director
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

    2009 NIRS Forage and Feed Testing Consortium Annual Conference
    San Antonio, TX - Feb 18, 2009

    Sugar content in grasses Part II: NIRSC calibration
    Neal Martin, Director
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

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    2008 World Dairy Expo
    Madison, WI • Sept 30 - Oct 4, 2008

    Measuring silage bunker density: Hands-on, on-farm techniques
    Brian Holmes, Biological Systems Engineer
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Cost effective balancing of yield and quality with forages
    Dan Undersander, Research and Extension Agronomist
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    For better or worse: How rations affect rumen microbe populations
    Paul Weimer, Research Microbiologist
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, WI

    Finding the right forages for dairy replacement heifers
    Wayne Coblentz, Research Dairy Scientist and Agronomist
    U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Marshfield, WI

    Nutritional reasons to feed grass with corn silage and alfalfa
    David Combs, Dairy Scientist
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Forage grasses are not all created equal
    Ev Thomas, Consultant
    Oak Point Agronomics, Hammond, NY

    Now’s the time for more forages in the ration to combat rising grain prices
    Mike Hutjens, Extension Dairy Specialist
    University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

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