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  • feed

    Value of Feed Ingredients

    Producers often ask me “What is the best feed buy right now?” I used to look at cost per ton...

  • tot-hero

    Heroes Among Us – Seeking Nominations

    The time has come…we are looking for nominations. The people in our community who do good things, often with little...

  • cm-remodel

    The Remodel is Complete!

    We are proud to say the major remodel at County Market is complete. It is hard to remember what the...

  • calf growth

    Focus on Calf Nutrition

    An area that a dairy can reclaim lost profit is calf management.  Most producers know their death loss and health...

feed

Producers often ask me “What is the best feed buy right now?” I used to look at cost per ton and cost per gram of MP in ingredients to answer that question. Now I have developed a spreadsheet to help answer that question more effectively. Since we have limited space for ingredients, we need to choose the best ones that will fit in a very diversified portfolio of rations. The first limiting amino acid for milk production is lysine. I…

tot-hero

The time has come…we are looking for nominations. The people in our community who do good things, often with little or no recognition. Our third annual Tanks of Thanks celebration is set for August 13! This year we are joining forces with Parkfest to make the event bigger and better. Before we can celebrate the individuals – we need you to nominate them. Download the nomination form or call us at (715) 748-2056 to nominate someone by July 15.

We are proud to say the major remodel at County Market is complete. It is hard to remember what the store looked like before, but this video helps us remember how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time!

calf growth

An area that a dairy can reclaim lost profit is calf management.  Most producers know their death loss and health concerns in their calves and heifers, but many are not tracking growth rates.  Tracking height and weight monthly can pay dividends by identifying opportunities for management and nutrition changes that will affect a producer’s bottom line. Feed 4 quarts of high quality colostrum within 12 hours of birth. Calves need to double their weight by 56 days of age. Check…

corn frost

Temperatures will be dipping low tonight and frost will likely be something to consider. If you are wondering what impact that might have on your crops, this guide from West Central should help: CORN Germination:  Cold soil temperatures (sub 50o F) can trigger imbibitional chilling injury or cold temperature injury.  These phenomena occur when either seed kernels imbibe water that is colder than what is considered ideal resulting in ruptured tissue during cell expansion or from damage to the mesocotyl during…

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