2018 Silage for Beef Cattle Conference

June 2018

Nebraska Extension partnered with Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to offer a one-day conference focused on one of the largest components of many beef producers' bottom line: silage.

The 2018 Silage for Beef Cattle Conference was held on June 14 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Presentations from these leading experts in silage production and management are available in print and video formats.

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Individual Proceedings and Videos

The following presentations are available as an individual PDF as well as a video recording.


Welcome to the 2018 silage in beef cattle conference

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Key steps to improve nutritive value of corn silage

Dr. Luiz Ferraretto, Assistant Professor, University of Florida

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Beef up your silage management for minimal shrink

Renato Schmidt, Lallemand Animal Nutrition

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Garbage in, garbage out: impacts of silage mismanagement

Dr. Andy Skidmore, Technical Services – Ruminant, Lallemand Animal Nutrition

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The Value of silage in backgrounding Rations

Dr. Jason Warner, Nutritionist, Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc.

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Considerations For Using Silage, Earlage, & HMC in Finishing Cattle

Dr. Allen Stateler, Nutritionist, Nutrition Services Associates

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Panel discussion on silage

Dr. Warner, Dr. Stateler, Mark Blackford (Craig Cattle Co.) and John Schroeder (Darr Feedyard)

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Silage growing programs and importance of protein (RUP)

Dr. Andrea Watson, Research Assisant Professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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Characteristics of Silage Use in iowa feedlots

Russ Euken, Beef Specialist
Dr. Dan Loy, Professor, Iowa State University

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Accurately pricing corn silage

Dr. Terry Klopfenstein, Professor Emeritus
Henry Hilscher, Graduate Student, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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