High quality forage is the building block of any successful nutrition program and drives the profitability of a dairy. To ensure dairies have the foundation necessary to achieve high production, we work to support forage production, storage, and feedout. We discuss potential varieties, acres needed, and harvesting plans with custom harvesters or harvesting teams with regular communication and pre-harvest meetings.
We provide resources to aid in choosing products and tools to ensure proper fermentation and storage through our knowledge of packing, covering, and inoculants. During feedout, we work closely with the feed team to discuss the importance of maintaining forage quality. Pitching poor forages, facing a clean and safe bunker face, and frequently measuring dry matters are steps to feed quality forage.