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Friday Feature: Variable Rate Feeding & a Cow Joke

Friday Feature:  Variable Rate Feeding & a Cow Joke

This week’s featured video was produced by Growing America’s Chad Etheridge, who came over to Marianna last week to make a video about something I have a real passion about.  This year farmers and ranchers were forced to harvest over-mature, low quality hay because there were very few windows of dry weather this summer.  Hay testing allows you to use variable rate feeding, just like grid soil sampling does for precision farming.  Knowing the quality of different hay cuttings gives you the base information to use to balance rations for the specific requirements of each stage of production in your herd.  Oh and I also shared one of my all time favorite cow jokes.  Chad did a great job putting this video together.  Check out the video!

 

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If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks:  Friday Features

If you come across a humorous video, ag innovation, or an interesting story related to agriculture, please send in a link, so we can share it with our readers. Send video links to:  Doug Mayo

 

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Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu

Lead Editor for Panhandle Ag e-news – Jackson County Extension Director – Livestock & Forages Agent. My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.
http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

Doug Mayo

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