Click on the tab on the left hand side of this page to look how various varieties of corn and soybeans did in our plot or go on to www.dairylandseed.com and look at more plot results from around the Midwest. We are not only a Dairyland Seed dealer, but also a LaCrosse and Legacy seed dealer for your small grain, grass, and cover-crop seed needs. So give Keith at the mill a call and let him assist you in determining which variety will be right for your acres.
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Cold Weather Tips
COLD WEATHER PREP
The time is approaching for cold weather and we all know that brings challenges. We would like to take a few moments to discuss a few tips to hopefully help ease you through those cold winter days. Calves require more calories in cold weather and you can do this by adding an extra feeding or spiking their diet with more fat (see our Product Spotlight). We can lower the maintenance energy requirement of a calf by utilizing calf jackets and providing deep bedding with straw keeping the calf dry and draft free. We can also lower their energy requirements by keeping their liquid diet at body temperature (cows and heifers are no different, as it will take the equivalent energy of 4.25# corn dry matter to raise the temperature of 40 gallons of water from 50 degrees to 100 degrees). Cows should always have plenty of access to water and feed during the cold winter months. Keep in mind when feeding frozen forages a good probiotic will help reduce the incidence of winter dysentery which is caused by the rumen bugs being "cold shocked". Care should be taken also in regards to post dipping a cow so we don't freeze teats if cows are going to be out in the cold environment. Lastly don't forget the winter maintenance on waters, tractors, TMR mixers, and skid steers. Utilizing timers on engine block heaters can save money and prevent you from being left out in the cold!