Medford Cooperative

Archive: March 2015

The basis of any sound animal nutrition program is evaluating what nutrients the animals are consuming.  When it comes to ruminant animals, like dairy cattle, as much as 60% of their diet comes from the forages they consume.  Forage testing on a regular basis is important to formulating a balanced ration for your dairy herd. Rock River Labs now has a forage testing facility in Colby, Wisconsin. This gives livestock producers in North Central Wisconsin a better option for testing…

Declining Class III milk futures are causing many of our dairy producer members to evaluate the cost of their rations.  I believe ration adjustments need to be evaluated closely to make sure ingredients that perform stay in these rations.  So how should we evaluate our cost of production and the economic impact that these ration changes make? I am using MilkPay.com regularly to evaluate cost per cwt. and income over feed cost. MilkPay is a website with and excellent calculator…

Our Tire & Auto Manager shows you how to check the oil on your vehicle.