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  1. Field Estimations of Alfalfa Fiber Content

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    Forage crops are a behind normal development this year, but first harvest time is approaching, especially in southern Ohio. This article describes how to estimate fiber content of the standing alfalfa crop so as to time harvest to forage quality goals. ...

  2. Presentations

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    Content in Pastures Current Technology for Grazing Animal Management   ...

  3. Harvest & Storage

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    Factsheets & Bulletins Estimating Alfalfa Fiber Content in the Field Videos Estimating Alfalfa Fiber ... Content in the Field Making High Quality Baleage Useful Websites University of Wisconsin Harvest & ...

  4. Hay Sampling

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    formulate rations, at a minimum the lab should provide of dry matter content, crude protein content ...

  5. Buckeye Shepherd's Symposium

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    YouTube and she posts new content each week, but the internet is not the only place to find Sandi. The ...

  6. Be Alert to Late-Season Potential Forage Toxicities

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    selectively graze damaged tissue. Stems in the forage dilute the high prussic acid content that can occur in ... content in the plant decreases dramatically during the hay drying process and the forage should be safe ... dried before baling, it should be tested for prussic acid content before feeding to livestock. Forage ...

  7. Emergency Forages to Plant Yet This Year for Mechanical Harvest

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    crude protein content) but will increase seed cost. Italian ryegrass Earlier planting dates provide more ...

  8. Time to Take the Last Forage Cutting

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    moisture content slows down the cold hardening/fall dormancy process, increasing the risk of winter ... heaving, which is a significant risk on many Ohio soils with higher clay content. This would be a concern ...

  9. How to Speed up Hay Drying

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    hay. Since haylage is preserved at higher moisture contents, it is a lot easier to get it to a proper ... dry matter content for safe preservation. Proper dry matter content for chopping haylage can often be ... achieved within 24 hours or less as compared with 3 to 5 days for dry hay. Proper dry matter content for ...

  10. Forages are Ready to Harvest!

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    content of those fields. For alfalfa, values ranging near 40-42% NDF are ideal for lactating dairy cows. ... alfalfa stands. Grasses will raise the NDF content. Grass-alfalfa mixtures should be harvested as soon as ...

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