Forage Focus 2022

Tuesday, 22 November 2022 12:00 PM - Thursday, 24 November 2022 2:00 PM EST

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Tuesday, November 22nd: Dr. Debbie Cherney (topic: grass in dairy rations) Partial Approval - Free

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Wednesday, November 23rd: Dr. Luiz Ferraretto Connecting the dots – fiber digestibility, animal performance and feeding behavior Partial Approval - Free

Feeding highly digestible forages to dairy cows is vital for dairy profitability. This presentation will discuss strategies to improve fiber digestibility in corn silage and how more digestible forages modulate intake and feeding behavior patterns of dairy cows.

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Thursday, November 24th : OMAFRA specialists (topic: Bt-resistant corn rootworm) Partial Approval - Free

Bt-resistant corn rootworm is a major threat to feed supplies on Ontario livestock farms. OMAFRA specialists Tracey Baute, Tom Wright, and Christine O’Reilly will walk through the issue, including how resistance to below-ground protection develops, the impact this pest has on feed supplies and livestock production, and strategies to keep rootworm populations low and corn in the ration.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2022 12:00 PM - Thursday, 24 November 2022 2:00 PM EST

This conference has a major focus on Stored Feed. Our primary focus is the Dairy Industry, but some Beef Feedlot operators may find these presentations beneficial as well.

Patricia Ellingwood

The Ontario Forage Council is a non-profit organization devoted specifically to forages. It is comprised of producer associations, commercial companies, and other agribusiness interests which share common goals—gathering and disseminating ideas and information, supporting research and development in forages, and sponsoring the consolidation of forage projects to provide a focus for the efforts of a multitude of personnel.

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