Understanding Plot Data
By: Kyle Vosburgh
Reading and Understanding Plot Data
Now that the sales season is in full swing and many people are getting ready for the 2016 planting season it is a good time to familiarize yourself with regional plot data. Understanding plot data is a useful tool in selecting the right hybrids for your farm. In an industry where we often only look at bushels per acre and dry tons per acre; it's important to understand everything that is being told by plot data.
Every year large amounts of time and money are put into plot data analysis. It not only …
Forecasting starch potential in high performing dairy or feed lot cattle
Dr. John Goeser, PAS & Dipl. ACAN
Rock River Laboratory, Inc. nutrition and technical support
New corn silage, snaplage/earlage, high moisture corn and dry corn grain are nearly wrapped up. Year after year we experience different performance, in some cases a slump, when we begin feeding new corn feed crops. Yet the performance response is variable and we have historically not understood why new crops feed differently.
Ten years ago, during graduate school, I began to understand why performance lags when feeding new crop corn thanks to teachings by and coaching from Prof. …