ORANGE CITY, Iowa — The I-29 Moo University 2021 Dairy Webinar Series continues Friday, Aug. 20 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This month’s topic is pricing corn silage.
Presenter Ryan Sterry will help corn growers and dairy/livestock producers discover how to negotiate a fair price when buying or selling corn silage.
“Extension educators in Wisconsin have developed a spreadsheet, smart phone app, and paper form to value corn silage,” said Fred Hall, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “The app includes links to current corn and hay market prices and allows buyers and sellers to enter their own yield estimates and harvest costs. The difference in value of soil nutrients removed when harvesting silage versus corn for grain is also calculated in both the app and spreadsheet helping sellers finetune their standing value per acre.”
Sterry joined University of Wisconsin-Extension in 2006, first serving as Agriculture Agent for Polk County, and currently serving in St. Croix County. Ryan’s educational programming has focused on dairy, livestock and farm management, with a current emphasis on Dairy and Livestock Management Education.
There is no fee to participate in the webinar; however, preregistration is required. Register online at https://z.umn.edu/pricingcornsilage.
For more information, contact:
In Iowa, Fred M. Hall, 712-737-4230
In Minnesota, Jim Salfer, 320-203-6093
In South Dakota, Heidi Carroll, 605-688-6623.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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