Enogen Feed Energizing Livestock Rations

carrie muehling

Beef and dairy producers are finding they can increase efficiency by feeding Enogen corn hybrids, which Syngenta originally developed for the ethanol industry. Enogen hybrids change the corn starch into sugar more quickly and efficiently, and research has shown that it is a similar process that takes place in ruminant animals. Streamlining that process helps the animals to convert that …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Beef, Dairy, Farm Progress Show, Syngenta, Video

New Deere Forage Harvesters are More Efficient

cindy zimmerman

Whether you are a beef or dairy producer, or a custom harvester, there is a new John Deere 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvester (SPFH) for you. Chris Borgman, Deere Product Marketing Manager for Commercial Hay and Forage Products, introduced the new models at the World Dairy Expo earlier this month in Madison, Wisconsin. “What it all boils down to is …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Dairy, Forage, Harvest, John Deere, World Dairy Expo

New Deere Forage Harvesters Help Maintain Quality

cindy zimmerman

The all-new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters can provide producers with both high-capacity harvesting and high quality forage, according to Tim Meister, division manager for marketing at John Deere, who spoke to producers at World Dairy Expo last week. “Ultimately, high-quality feed helps livestock producers improve their feeding efficiency, animal health and productivity, while reducing their feeding costs,” said Meister. …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Dairy, Feed, Forage, John Deere, livestock

Arable Announces Improved Certainty with Pulsepod

Kelly Marshall

Arable Labs Inc. pioneered data-driven land management, and now they’re continuing forward with ground-breaking Pulsepod.  This solar powered IoT device offeres advanced sensing technology; a six band spectrometer, 4-way net radiometer and advanced acoustic rain gauge.  Together, these tool provide complete, in-field monitoring, measuring 40 observation streams.  Pulsepod can sense rain, hail, canopy leaf area, crop water demand, environmental stresses, microclimate, …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Remote sensing, technology

Iowa Farmer Brings Unique Spin To Soil Health Project

Taylor Truckey

John Maxwell was introduced to the idea of soil health last year at Commodity Classic. From there, he became excited about it and signed up to become a demo farmer with the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) to learn how cover crops could impact the soil on his farm. Years ago, Maxwell originally got into cover crops years ago to feed …

Cover Crops, Dairy, Nutrient Management, Soil Health Partnership, sustainability

California Farmer Honored for Blackbird Protection

Kelly Marshall

A dairy farmer from Tipton, California was recognized for his efforts to protect the Tricolored Blackbird in his state.   Frank Mendonsa is the President of Western United Dairymen and the owner of the silage fields that became a temporary nesting grounds for the emergency-listed birds.  Mendonsa delayed his harvest to allow the birds to raise their young. “When the …

Ag Group, Conservation, Dairy, environment

WOTUS Interpretive Rule Pulled

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have at least ditched part of the WOTUS rule. The Interpretive Rule Regarding the Applicability of Clean Water Act Section related to the proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) was officially withdrawn by EPA and the Corps in a memo last Thursday, January 29. Congress requested asked for …

Corn, Dairy, Government, NCGA, water

Hick Chick Chat talks Feed Beets

Leah Guffey

While at the World Dairy Expo my colleague, Jamie, stopped by to learn more about feed beets as feed additive. According to Lisa Butzer, marketing manager Feed Beets are a sweet improvement to dairy rations and margins. Feed Beets are a high dry-matter beet hybrid grown for dairy cow rations. When added to rations as a forage source, you can …

Audio, Dairy, Food, Hick Chick Chat, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

GEA Adds Eating Time Analysis to CowScout™

Jamie Johansen

Electronically monitoring cows for activity helps to automate the heat detection process, and supply more accurate breeding information for increased pregnancy rates. Activity monitors can also alert producers to health challenges ahead of clinical signs being visually observed, allowing for earlier treatment and avoiding a potential drop in milk production. To increase monitoring capabilities, GEA Farm Technologies has added eating …

Agribusiness, Animal Science, Dairy, technology