Milk production is directly related to dry matter intake, which is directly related to the amount of available dry matter in pasture. For cows grazing pasture to be productive, there must also be healthy pastures that provide adequate forage quality and biomass to feed them.
There has been much interest over the past several years in the concept of offering sprouted grains as feed, but conflicting information about how valuable or cost-effective the practice is. Brad Heins, Assistant Dairy Professor at the WCROC, offers his expert opinion.
Our 2015 Top Ten Performing Annuals were featured on KARE 11's Grow with KARE in March, 2016.
U of MN graduate student, Kathryn Ruh, was awarded first place in the Organic Research Forum Poster Session at the 2016 Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) Conference. Her advisor is Brad Heins at the West Central Research and Outreach Center.