Forage Council

ABOUT THE DODGE COUNTY FORAGE COUNCIL

UPCOMING EVENT

Dodge County Forage Council Summer Twilight Meeting | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ 7:30 PM Gault Valley Farms, LLC, W1970 Adams Rd., Neosho, WI

DODGE COUNTY PEAQ READINGS

2021 Alfalfa PEAQ Readings  | Reporting May 10 – May 31, 2021

2019 Alfalfa PEAQ Readings | Reporting May 20 to June 6, 2019

Predicting Pre-Harvest Alfalfa Quality with PEAQ 

ANNUAL EVENTS

  • January – Annual Meeting with Program
  • Spring – Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) Alfalfa Testing
  • Summer – Twilight Meeting/Event
  • August – Youth Poster Contest at county fair
  • Fall – Corn Silage Drydown / Nitrate Testing

 

DODGE COUNTY CORN SILAGE MOISTURE TESTING RESULTS

The best lactation performance by dairy cows has been shown to occur when corn silage is harvested at 65-70 percent moisture.  This range of whole plant moisture also works well for achieving good packing and silage fermentation in horizontal silos.  Determining whole plant moisture prior to harvest is one management practice to ensure high quality forages.

Sept. 7, 2017 Results: Twenty one samples were provided to United Cooperative with an overall average moisture of 70.8 %.  Moisture ranged from 66.6 – 74.7 percent from the samples submitted. For more information and complete results see Sept. 7, 2017 Corn Silage Moisture Results.

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