Save Money by Spending a Little More – Why price shouldn’t be your only focus when purchasing
By: Alex Foeller
Strange as it may sound, the season to purchase your seed corn for 2016 is already here. Stranger yet, you may want to consider factors other than price when making the final call on which seed to purchase.
Many consumers in a variety of industries make decisions based on price alone, but growers should not be among them. This is particularly true in an agriculture market that is currently experiencing roller coaster commodity prices that aren’t nearly as strong as they once were, …
Masters Choice Floury vs. BMR and starch digestibility
By Guest Blogger: Dr. Charles J. Sniffen
There has been a lot of discussion and controversy about conventional vs. BMR hybrids. The producers like the to see the increase in DMI they get when feeding BMR hybrids but they do not like the yield drag nor do they like the uncertainty of the poor standability they see with BMR hybrids.
Background on vitreousness and floury
A vitreous hybrid is one where the starch has poor fermentability in the rumen and poor digestibility in the small intestine. We can offset this to some degree by grinding the …