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.
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
Key steps to improve nutritive value of corn silage
Dr. Luiz Ferraretto, Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Beef up your silage management for minimal shrink
Renato Schmidt, Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Garbage in, garbage out: impacts of silage mismanagement
Dr. Andy Skidmore, Technical Services – Ruminant, Lallemand Animal Nutrition
The Value of silage in backgrounding Rations
Dr. Jason Warner, Nutritionist, Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc.
Considerations For Using Silage, Earlage, & HMC in Finishing Cattle
Dr. Allen Stateler, Nutritionist, Nutrition Services Associates
Panel discussion on silage
Dr. Warner, Dr. Stateler, Mark Blackford (Craig Cattle Co.) and John Schroeder (Darr Feedyard)
Silage growing programs and importance of protein (RUP)
Dr. Andrea Watson, Research Assisant Professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Characteristics of Silage Use in iowa feedlots
Russ Euken, Beef Specialist
Dr. Dan Loy, Professor, Iowa State University
Feeding systems for finishing cattle evaluating inclusion, hybrid and kernel processing
Dr. Galen Erickson, Professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Accurately pricing corn silage
Dr. Terry Klopfenstein, Professor Emeritus
Henry Hilscher, Graduate Student, University of Nebraska–Lincoln