Small Grain Silage as a Feed Source for a Dairy Farm

Friday, August 7 | 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Image (1)Our next convening of our shared learning call series will be a special affair – we’re going online to hear and see guest presenter Josh Tranel. His presentation will highlight how his family farm plants a variety of small grains and has been using it as a feed source for their dairy herd. He’ll compare rations with and without small grain silage, assess how dairy cattle performed and step back for a view on how adding a small grain silage crop to the farm has changed soil health and production.

“By adding small grains into our rotations we’ve been able to grow more forage for our herd.”  – Josh Tranel

Host: Josh Tranel | Tranel Family Farms

The Farm: Josh Tranel and his cousins run Tranel Family Farms in Cuba City, Wisconsin. The Tranels take a holistic and preventive approach to managing their 600-head dairy farm on 200 acres of rotationally grazed pasture. The family markets their organic milk through Organic Valley.

Format: Virtual Field Day

Platform: Zoom

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