Dollars and Sense: Nutrition and Forages

May 4, 2014 09:27 PM
 
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Follow the links below to read the extended versions of Dollars and Sense from Dairy Today. Extended comments are highlighted in blue. Also, watch a video on "green" forage production, provided by Mark Rodgers.


From Field to Feed

Julie Maurer

Julie Maurer
Newton, Wis.

Family owned and operated, Soaring Eagle Dairy milks 1,100 cows and grows the majority of the herd’s feed on 1,800 acres.

 


Foraging Partnerships

Pete Wiersma

Pete Wiersma
Buhl, Idaho

In addition to helping manage 1,500 cows on his family’s two dairies in Idaho’s Magic Valley, Wiersma serves on the boards of United Dairymen of Idaho and Independent Milk Producers.

 


Fed by a Long Growing Season and Precise Pit Management

Mark Rodgers

Mark Rodgers
Dearing, Ga.

Hillcrest Farms is home to four generations of the Rodgers family, plus 420 milking cows and 470 heifers.

 

 


Team Approach, Timing and a Little Creativity

Rendell Tullar

Rendell Tullar
Orford, N.H.

Tullando Farm, a 550-cow herd of registered Holsteins in the Connecticut River Valley, is heading toward a robotic milking future.

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