Silage for Beef Cattle Conference

Silage for Beef Cattle Conference
June 17, 2016

photo of silage in ground storage facilityAn abundance of new information on an age-old feed led extension specialists from Iowa State University and University of Nebraska–Lincoln to offer a one-day conference for cattle producers, nutrition consultants and extension personnel. All sessions were recorded and the video links are provided below.

For more information, please contact Galen Erickson or Dan Loy.

  • Galen Erickson, C220 Animal Science, Lincoln, NE 68583, 402-472-6402, gerickson4@unl.edu
  • Dan Loy, 313E Kildee Hall, Ames, IA 50011, 515-294-1058, dloy@iastate.edu

The program was sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition, University of Nebraska Extension and the Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University.

NOTE: YouTube video links below open in a new window

Corn silage fermentation process

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Dr. Robert Charley
Lallemand Animal Nutrition

Summary (3:32)
Full session (42:00)


Silage safety, shrink and methods to control losses

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Dr. Keith K. Bolsen
Kansas State University

Summary (4:22)
Full session (49:31)


Impact of silage inoculation

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Dr. Renato J. Schmidt
Lallemand Animal Nutrition

Summary (5:17)
Full session (30:18)


Optimizing corn silage harvest for quality and yield

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Dr. Jim MacDonald
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Summary (4:57)
Full session (30:42)


Panel discussion

Custom harvesting and feedlot thoughts (28:59)


 

Evaluation of silages, and what a feed test means for good vs bad silage

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Dr. Dan Loy
Iowa State University

Summary (4:51)
Full session (40:22)


Use of corn silage in growing programs and protein considerations

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Dr. Andrea Watson
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Summary (4:56)
Full session (31:41)


Feeding programs for silage, silage hybrid, and harvest time impact on performance

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Dr. Galen Erickson (and Henry Hilscher)
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Summary (7:33)
Full session (33:46)


Economics of silage use and proper pricing

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Dr. Terry Klopfenstein (and Henry Hilscher)
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Summary (4:52)
Full session (44:03)