2018 Alfalfa Quality Watch

Quality Information from 5/23/18 A rainy and cool May has presented challenges for planting corn and beans. Hopefully the weather will give us a break as first crop alfalfa harvest nears. Growing Degree Days for 2018 are running about 2 – 4 days behind long term normals, (Base 50). Alfalfa growth and fiber concentrations will […]

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Alfalfa PEAQ Readings May 2018

Determining when to cut first-crop alfalfa is often difficult because alfalfa quality, relative to flowering stage, varies greatly. To help with this dilemma, agronomists at the University of Wisconsin – Madison developed the Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) method which predicts alfalfa’s Relative Feed Value (RFV) at the time of cutting.

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4-H Avian Quiz Bowl

AVIAN QUIZ BOWL COMPETITION The Quiz Bowl competition will be held on September 29 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, WI.**TIME TBD**Advanced registration is due by September 1, 2018. 2018 Wisconsin 4-H Avian Quiz Bowl Registration Form The Avian Quiz Bowl will consist of two- to four-member teams (3 or 4 are encouraged.) Teams […]

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Margin Protection Program for Dairy

The Margin Protection Program for Dairy offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.

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