Did you know calves are great whole corn grain processors? Terry Zimdars for our Animal Nutrition team does! Listen as he talks with the Fabulous Farm Babe about how feeding a starter with whole corn helps with gut development, making a better dairy cow later, all with a cost saving from less feed processing.
It’s time to scout for soybean aphids. Understanding the soybean growth stages and beneficial insects will help when checking for this pest. While recommended thresholds are still 250/plant it’s nearly impossible to check and count this many while scouting a field. The easiest way to scout aphids is to check five random spots in a field
This is the time of year that most farms have a planter in the shop so you’re working on the most important machine on your farm. There is a very popular saying that goes something like, “the sins of planting will haunt you the entire season.” This rings true if you have even minor issues
The ongoing theme of this winter has been to know your costs of production and break-evens. Corn Soy Expo 2017 echoed the statement that knowing your costs of production is “powerful” when meeting with your lending institution, as most do not have this. Knowing your production costs and break-even cost per bushel helps you immensely
There, beyond the free stall barn of content Holsteins munching on last year’s crop, I begin to hear a familiar sound. A kind of metal clinking, engine humming, and corn stalks whirring and crunching as the chopper works through the field and his ever constant companion of a wagon or truck works to keep up.
With fall well underway and combines rolling through the fields, we want to direct your attention to the monitor you have in your combine ready to capture that ever important harvest data. With that in mind I chatted with Kyle Stull recently and we discussed combine data and calibration. He was very excited to be
New partnership offers Midwest crop growers additional benefits in plant diversity, insect protection and herbicide resistance Landmark Services Cooperative is proud to announce a new partnership with Curry® Seeds. This new agreement broadens Landmark’s seed portfolio, offering growers additional benefits in plant diversity, insect protection and herbicide resistance. “We are excited to bring new seed
Landmark Services Cooperative focuses on farm safety. It won’t be long now before nurse tanks will be seen throughout the countryside in preparation for the much anticipated spring season. With that comes that application of anhydrous ammonia. When handled, transported and applied properly, anhydrous can be a very efficient and effective fertilizer. Your safety and
It’s been said that success doesn’t happen by accident. Like most achievements, a successful growing season is a result of proper planning, thoughtful determination and teamwork. For crop growers, equipment maintenance and field management are two drivers of this success.That’s according to Joe Slosarczyk, agronomist and certified crop advisor with Landmark Services Cooperative based in