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  1. Forage Harvest Guidelines

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/forage-harvest-guidelines

    determines forage quality. Forage quality declines as the forage matures and fiber content increases.  This ... respiration losses continue from the time the plant is cut until it dries down to a moisture content somewhere ... handled the higher those leaf shatter losses will be. The maximum safe moisture content of dry hay depends ...

  2. Dairy Twilight Tour

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    80 acre farm.   In 1999, the farm expanded from 90 to 250 cows as sons Matt and Mark returned to the ...

  3. Fair Wrap-up and Tailgating

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    juice with water to decrease the sugar content.  The smoothie bike was a great hit with the youth. ... diseases to a minimum.  Don’t process tomatoes from dead vines or with blemishes, as the acid content is ... minerals plus fiber to your menu.- Add extra ingredients to boost the nutritional content.  For example to ...

  4. Corn Silage Moisture Testing Clinics

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    harvested at the correct moisture content nothing done after that can improve the quality.  In order to help ... moisture content information, they will also receive information about making high quality silage and ... production information and then will call in to receive their moisture content information and harvest date ...

  5. Forage Tests Provide Valuable Information

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    the plants increase and NDF content will increase.  As NDF content in a forage increases, dry matter ... sand, etc. The average internal ash content of alfalfa is about 8% and of grasses is about 6%. ...

  6. Check Alfalfa Stands for Heaving Damage

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    of timely harvest, storage and feed out to take full advantage of its yield and nutritive content and ...

  7. Comprehensive Land Plan Workshop

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    content and format so pick the location and date that work for you to attend.  The workshops are entitled ...

  8. Manage for High Quality Corn Silage

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    silage include a pH below 4.5 and a lactic acid content of 65% or greater of the total volatile fatty ... acids.  To accomplish this requires chopping at the correct moisture content, removing the air as quickly ... silage quality is to harvest at the correct moisture or dry matter (DM) content.  A DM range of 30-38% is ...

  9. Managing for High Quality Stored Forage

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    how aggressively the forage is handled and the moisture content at the time of the mechanical ... moisture contents that can reduce quality losses due to leaf shatter.  These systems also work as ... goal for long-term storage and stability is a moisture content of 15% or lower.  ...

  10. Monitor Beef Cattle Body Condition

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    managed and housed outdoors.  Rain and mud matt down the hair coat and it loses its insulating ability.  ...

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