HERKIMER, N.Y. — The Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team (CNYDLFC) of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) will be hosting Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings at the following: Wednesday, August 21 at the Osborne Family Farm in Sharon Springs; Thursday, August 22 at Tiger Lily Holsteins in Oxford; Monday, August 26 at the Monanfran Farm in Canastota; and Wednesday, August 28 at the Clear Echo Farm in Schuylerville. All meetings are from 1–3 pm. Registration is required. Register online at http://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php or by emailing your information to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling CCE Herkimer County (315) 866-7920 no later than one business day before the meeting you wish to attend.
With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the on-farm meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy.
We will cover optimum harvest timing, kernel processing scoring, particle size, and recent research on fiber digestibility. In particular we will look at silage quality and yield, harvest and silo management of corn that is late planted and will be frosted before harvest. We’ll also discuss late season leaf diseases that always crop up at the end of the season, weed control, and nitrogen management.
The CNYDLFC Team is a CCE partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations in Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga and Schoharie Counties. CCE is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact CCE if you have any special needs.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension
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