Seeding Alfalfa this Fall

The most important question you need to ask yourself if you are interested in seeding alfalfa this fall is the…

Measuring Forage Quality

Forage test components and benchmarks have changed considerably over the years. In this Q&A, we sat down with Midwestern BioAg’s…

Evaluating Stand Health: A Closer Look at Winter Injury

A hardy perennial crop, alfalfa typically overwinters in the Midwest well. However, a variety of environmental and management factors can…

Growing Farm Margins with High-Quality Forages

Ten years ago, Plaetz Dairy came to Midwestern BioAg looking to improve their conventional dairy farm. Farmers Bruce and Sherry…

Alfalfa Stand Assessment

To say we’ve had a “tough winter” would be putting it mildly. April is prime time to evaluate your hay…

Are You Ready to Put Cows on Pasture?

I think we are all ready to see green grass and be done with winter. But are our pastures ready?…

Focusing on Healthy Comfortable Cows

Numbers don’t always tell the whole story. Take, for example, the cull rate at the Hoewisch Dairy. At 28 percent,…