Beef Cattle Silage Conference: Small Grain Silage Scheduled for March 17 | Midwestern messenger

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Chopping silage at the right time and packaging it properly can help producers get the most out of it.


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Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist

Nebraska Extension, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are hosting the fourth Beef Cattle Silage Conference on March 17, 2022. This year’s focus is on how to get the most out of silage from small grains. Registration is free and producers have the option of streaming the conference online or attending in person at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center in Ithaca, Neb.

Pre-register to join in person or virtually by March 2, 2022 at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln online portal.

Topics and speakers will include:

  • Agronomic management of small grains for silage, led by Daren Redfearn, Ph.D., professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • When to Harvest Small Grain Silage, led by Mary Drewnoski, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Sorghum Silage: A Solution for Limited Water, led by Renato Schmidt, Ph.D., Technical Services – Forage, Lallemand Animal Nutrition
  • Why fermentation analysis is important and what it means for your operation, led by John Goeser, Ph.D., Director of Nutrition Research and Innovation at Rock River Laboratory and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Silage Harvest Management Fundamentals, led by Becky Arnold, Custom Harvest Business Development Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition
  • Inoculants for Small Grain Silage with Limin Kung, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Delaware
  • Economics and Return on Investment of Quality Forage in Grower and Finisher Rations, led by Jhones Sarturi, Ph.D., associate professor at Texas Tech University
  • Making Small Grain Silage Work, a roundtable of producers and nutritionists led by Dan Loy, Ph.D., director of the Iowa Beef Center and professor at Iowa State University
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