Forage Quality & Testing
Learn about the importance of physical appraisal and chemical analysis in determining forage quality.
Greater net profit is the bottom line for why livestock producers need to know the quality of the forages they are feeding!
Collecting a sample to be submitted for quality analysis is the first step in obtaining accurate and useful results.
Once you have gone to the effort of correctly collecting a sample, how can you be sure that the results you receive from the testing laboratory are accurate?
Objective forage analysis is required to determine the quality of a forage.
Fluctuations in milk prices, feed costs, and government programs are forcing dairy farmers to become more efficient with their farm operation.
For nearly four decades, scientists have been refining the ability to test forages for quality.
Five dairy farms in the northeast participated in a study designed to describe a technique called "mob grazing."