Archive for the ‘Mike Hutjens’ Category

Consider Snaplage as an Alternative Feed Source

October 24, 2014 — Today’s Feed Facts looks at Snaplage as an alternative feed source for dairy producers. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more about how new technology is making this type of feed more popular.

 

Learning the Forage Alphabet

October 17, 2014 — Forages are the key to dairy rations because they are the backbone of the program. Forages dictate a lot of the nutrient intake and quality of the ration. Also it is usually locally produced on the farm as it’s very challenging to transport the wet silages. This week we discuss the “Forage Alphabet” with Dr. Mike Hutjens, extension dairy specialist at the University of Illinois.

The Importance of Feeding Fats & Oils

October 10, 2014 — Why would dairymen want to feed fats and oils to the dairy cow? We know that it’s the most concentrated source of energy, according to Mike Hutjens from the University of Illinois. He explains the strategies in this week’s Feed Facts segment, heard every Friday on DairyLine Radio.

Feed Prices Strong

September 26, 2014 — Feed prices remain strong for dairy producer as we head into the fourth quarter of 2014. Mike Hutjens, dairy extension specialist at the University of Illinois updates us in this week’s Feed Facts segment.

 

Snaplage is an Appealing Feed

September 12, 2014 — This week’s Feed Facts segment with Dr. Mike Hutjens focuses on the benefits of snaplage.

 

Pasture Considerations

Pasture is a very important forage resource on many U.S. farms. Dr. Mike Hutjens elaborates in this week’s Feed Facts radio segment heard on DairyLine Radio:

Hutjens Provides Feed Outlook

August 29, 2014 — It’s been a tough year for may hay farmers because of the cold winter conditions. Dr. Mike Hutjens, extension dairy specialist at the University of Illinois updates us on the latest outlook with hay, soybeans, corn and corn silage in this week’s Feed Facts DairyLine Radio segment:

 

Tips To Help During Corn Silage Season

August 15, 2014 — It’s corn silage season. University of Illinois’ Mike Hutjens has three important factors when we make this important forage crop for dairy cows. Listen here:

 

German Farmers Prepare For Quota Lift

August 8, 2014 — Germany is very interesting country, according to University of Illinois’ Mike Hutjens. He had a chance to visit recently and tells us about the two types of dairying that he observed.

 

Rumination Collars

August 1, 2014 — This week’s Feed Facts radio segment takes a look at rumination collars. University of Illinois’ Mike Hutjens tells us how this new technology measures the time a cow spends each day chewing her cud.

 

 

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