Critical Control Points (CCP) of Alfalfa Haylage
Callie Courtney, Forage Specialist, All American Co-op firstname.lastname@example.org (563) 880-3080 CCP 1 Decision Making Identify who is the decision maker to start and stop the harvest and ensiling process. Who will make decisions regarding whether certain loads of forage are included in the bunker/pile or separated for feeding Immediately. BOTTOM LINE – Identify the decision […]
Collaboration for Forage Success!
with Jesse Fox and Veiths Custom Choppers, Goodhue, MN Why is harvesting quality forage such a big deal? “Producers are making a huge investment in variety selection, fertilizer application, and crop protection choices to get the crop to the finish line. When our crew pulls into their field, we want to make sure that the […]
June is Dairy Month
Bill Hammel, Dairy Specialist email@example.com (507) 273-1882 Once again it’s time to salute dairy farmers across the nation for their supreme efforts in providing all of us with nutritious/tasty foods which is necessary for proper nutrition, both here and abroad. Despite the economic shortcomings of the past couple of years, there are still 455,000 milk […]
With calving season nearly wrapped up and pairs being turned out to green grass, breeding season will begin before long.
2018 Minnesota 4-H Livestock Day Camps
Attention all beef, meat goat, swine and rabbit project members! Do you want to learn more about your beef, meat goat, swine or rabbit project? Would you like to learn from area experts and other youth how to better take care of and show your project animal? If so, we have the perfect day training […]
All American Co-op awards $2,500 in Scholarships
All American Co-op has honored 5 area students with $2,500 in scholarships, each student receiving a $500 scholarship. The All American Co-op scholarship program is designed to support local students that are continuing their education in an agricultural field of study at an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational-technical institute. All American […]
Alfalfa Haylage: Avoiding the Clostridic Time Bomb
With the rainy forecast we are competing with during our 1st crop cuttings we have added concerns about processing a quality forage. Here is a bulletin from our business partner Chr Hansen that explains what Colstridium is and what we can do to protect ourselves from this bacteria. If you would like more info or […]
Its Time for PEAQ Stick Checks!
Our Forage Specialist Callie Courtney has been out checking alfalfa fields today and here is what she found. Callie has a couple of comments to share. 1. Alfalfa fields have grown an average of 5 inches this week! 2. This growth puts most fields on track to begin cutting for optimum forage quality […]