Video: Variable Rate Feeding & a Cow Joke

Growing America’s Chad Ethredge, came over to Marianna to visit with me and made a video about something I have a real passion about. The summer of 2017, 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!


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



Posted: December 20, 2017

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Livestock
Tags: Beef Cattle, Feature Video, Forage & Pasture, Hay, Livestock, Panhandle Agriculture

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