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January, 2016 There are 2 posts in this archive

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Purchasing Decisions

posted on January 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

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, …

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Floury vs. BMR

posted on January 12, 2016 / 0 Comments

Masters Choice Floury vs. BMR and starch digestibility By Guest Blogger: Dr. Charles J. Sniffen Introduction 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 …

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