Moosletter: July 2018

Moosletter: July 2018
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July 2018                                                                              Volume : 4 Issue: 7

What You Should be Thinking About When Beginning to Chop Corn Silage

By: Dr. Paul Kononoff, Dairy Extension Specialist
Headshot of Dr. Paul Kononoff. UNLBack to school, state fair and corn silage harvest. This is a busy time of year and there are many things consuming our thoughts; however, there are a few key items that we should be thinking about to make sure the corn silage we harvest today will yield high quality feed for the year to come.
Maturity. There is probably no bigger question than when to start chopping and, assuming weather cooperates, the optimal time is dependent on plant maturity. Generally speaking the energy content of a corn plant increases up to about 2/3 milkline, and beyond this point, we see decreased stover (fiber) digestibility and kernels (starch) that are resistant to digestion. Research from University of Wisconsin has shown that the digestibility of fiber is highest when whole plant dry matter ranges from 35 – 40 % DM, which is the optimal range to have corn silage Continue...
Dairy Ambassador Jessi Sayers talks with Pure Nebraska (click here)
postcard image for calf management resources
Governor Ricketts and NDA Director Wellman tour dairy facilities for June dairy month

Stop #1: Jisa Farmstead Cheese
Governor Ricketts and Director Wellman at Jisa Farmstead Cheese

Stop #2: Larson Farms
Governor Ricketts and Department of Ag Director Wellman at Larson Dairy Farm near Creston Nebraska

Stop #3: Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Plant
governor Ricketts and Director Wellman at Hiland Ice Cream Plant

Stop #4: Thiele Dairy
Nebraska Governor Ricketts and Department of Ag Director Wellman at Thiele Dairy near Clearwater Nebraska
NSDA signs onto Letter Citing ‘Grave Jeopardy’ Of US Cheese Exports To Mexico, Industry Asking Trump To Halt Tariffs On Mexican Products 
Washington—More than 60 dairy industry organizations and cheese and dairy companies on Tuesday urged President Trump to suspend steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexican products until the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is completed, particularly in light of Mexico’s willingness to constructively engage with US negotiators. The letter to Trump was signed by several dairy industry associations, including American Dairy Products Institute, Georgia Milk Producers, Inc., Idaho Dairymen’s Association, Illinois Milk Producers’ Association, Indiana Dairy Producers, Iowa State Dairy Association, Midwest Dairy Coalition, Milk Producers Council, Minnesota Milk Producers Association, Missouri Dairy Association, National All-Jersey Inc., Nebraska State Dairy Association, North Carolina Dairy Producers Association, Ohio Dairy Producers Association, Oregon Dairy Farmers Association, South Dakota Dairy Producers Association, South East Dairy Farmers Association, Virginia State Dairymen’s Association, and Western United Dairymen. Companies and cooperatives signing the letter included AgriMark, Associated Milk Producers Inc., Baker Cheese Factory, Bel Gioioso Cheese, Bluegrass Dairy Continue...
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Calendar of Events

Nebraska State Dairy Association logo
Rod Johnson, Executive Director
Phone: (402) 853-2028
Are you an NSDA member? Click here for membership information.
Nebraska Extension logo
Kim Clark, Dairy Ext Educator
Phone: (402) 472-6065
Thank you to our sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors
Automated Dairy Specialists      Midwest Dairy Association     Nebraska Corn Board   
SoyBest/Grain States Soya, Inc.
Aschoff Construction    Enogen Feed    Farm Credit Services     Frontier Mills, Inc.   
Nebraska Vet Services     Nebraska Soybean Board    Nutrient Advisors
Ag Processing, Inc./Amino Plus    Bio-Resources Application Management, LLC    Cappel Sales, Inc.
Hiland Dairy Foods     Midwest Livestock Systems   Progressive Nutrition
Agri-King Nutrition, Inc.     Associated Milk Producers, Inc.    Balchem Corp    Central Dairy Supply     Central Confinement Services     Connor Agriscience     Dehaan, Grabs and Associates     Ecosyl Products, Inc.     Elanco     Heartland Builders Co.       IDEXX     LG Pumping, LLC    Legend Seeds   
Nebraska Dairy Systems      Peterson Ag Systems, Inc.    Select Sires         USDA/NASS
Agropur   CMP Dairy Consulting     Custom Feed Service    Dairy Farmers of America     Dean Foods    
LALA Brands   Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation    Nebraska Cattleman
Nebraska Public Power District   RABO AgriFinance   Settje Agri Service    XFE Products
Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska    Bills Volume Sales       Central Plains Dairy Expo Eurofins     Jisa Farmstead Cheese      Nebraska Department of Agriculture       Nebraska Department of Economic Development        Northeast Community College       West Point Dairy Products   
Nebraska State Dairy Association Mission: The purpose of the Nebraska State Dairy Association is for the promotion of dairy interests in the state of Nebraska.


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