Archive for the ‘Mike Hutjens’ Category

Cold Weather Challenges

November 21, 2014 — This week’s Feed Facts segment on DairyLine Radio looks at cold weather challenges for young calves. Dr. Mike Hutjens, extension dairy specialist at the University of Illinois has some great insight in taking care of your animals, especially the young ones, during these cold winter months.

 

New Forage Test: TTNDFD

November 14, 2014 – TTNDFD stands for Total Track Neutral Detergent Fiber Digestibility. University of Illinois’ Milk Hutjens explains in this week’s Feed Facts radio segment heard on DairyLine Radio and sponsored by Cotton, Inc.

 

New Choices on the Alfalfa Scene

November 7, 2014 — There are new choices on the alfalfa scene that could make for some good competition with other grass and corn silages. Dr. Mike Hutjens from the University of Illinois joins us to discuss on this week’s Feed Facts segment on DairyLine Radio.

 

Corn Silage After Harvest

October 31, 2014 — Corn silage after harvest is our “Feed Facts” topic this with Dr. Mike Hutjens, extension dairy specialist at the University of Illinois. He provides some tips on storing that crop.

 

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:

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