Today’s dairymen face a multitude of obstacles when it comes to being profitable. When analyzing why some producers are more profitable than others, milk production and feed costs are both strong indicators of profit. That being said, could something as simple as the manner in which feed is milled improve both these areas of your dairy business and more? A Wisconsin entrepreneur named Nathan Braunschweig says, “Yes!”
While spring pasture fertilizing can provide the boost grasslands need, Jeff McCutcheon, of Morrow County University, advises to analyze applications closely due to the dangers of fast growth and ‘luxury consumption’ in grass.
Every spring I get questions from producers about fertilizing their pastures with nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, writes Jeff McCutcheon.
Recharge globally & locally. Meet up with dairy producers from around the world at this year’s conference. Find out that despite the miles between us, the issues we face bring us closer together than ever.
MARCH 12 - 13, 2013
ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER,
PROFESSIONAL DAIRY PRODUCERS
Keynote Speakers and Entertainment
Dairying Around the World International Panel of Dairy Producers
Spring calving is just around the corner, providing the promise of a new calf crop and excitement for the future. Steps taken today can set cows up for a successful calving season. However, poor preparation has a direct impact on the health and well-being of those calves as well as future reproductive performance of the herd, says Ted Perry, beef nutritionist with Purina.
Animal Nutrition LLC.
There was an old T.V. show that I am sure most of you are not old enough to remember that was called Dragnet.
It was a detective show and one of the detectives had a saying “the facts, Ma’am, just the facts”.
Dairy producers and all those who consume dairy products need to know a few facts:
1. U.S. dairy producer numbers have been reduced to a level that represents only 9% of all the producers that were in business just 40 years ago.