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Forage Quality and Testing
Marketing of Hay Based upon Quality, What Makes Sense? (2012)
UC Cooperative Extension
Daniel H. Putnam
Forage Quality: Important Attributes & Changes on the Horizon (2012)
California Alfalfa & Grains Symposium (2012)
Ed DePeters
How do Forage Quality Measurements Translate to Value to the Dairy Farmer? (2011)
Western Alfalfa and Forage Conference 2011
Normand St-Pierre, William P. Weiss
What are the Five Most Important Things to Measure in Hay Crops? (2011)
Western Alfalfa and Forage Conference 2011
David R Mertens
Advantages of Forage Sorghum for Silage in Limited Input Systems (2011)
Western Alfalfa and Forage Conference 2011
Mark A. Marsalis
Analyzing Silage Crops for Quality: What is Most Important? (2011)
Western Alfalfa and Forage Conference 2011
Ralph Ward
Producing the Best Alfalfa or Grass Hay for Horses (2011)
Western Alfalfa and Forage Conference 2011
Bill Schurg
Forage Quality and Testing (2008)
Test to ensure you are producing high quality forage.
Irrigated Alfalfa Manual
Daniel H. Putnam, Peter H. Robinson, Ed DePeters
Alfalfa Utilization by Livestock (2008)
Irrigated Alfalfa Manual
Gerald E. Higginbotham, Carolyn L. Stull, Nyles G. Peterson, Anne V. Rodiek, Barbara A. Reed, Juan N. Guerrero
Understanding Forage Quality (2001)
NFTA (The National Forage Testing Association)
Don Ball, Mike Collins, Garry Lacefield, Neal Martin, David Mertens, Ken Olson, Daniel H. Putnam, Dan Undersander, Mike Wolf
National Forage Testing Association Website
NFTA (The National Forage Testing Association)
Hay Sampling Certification Exam
NFTA (The National Forage Testing Association)
Daniel H. Putnam, Steve B. Orloff
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The Future of Alfalfa Forage Quality Testing in Hay Markets (2006)
36th Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium (2006)
Daniel H. Putnam, Dan Undersander
Forage Quality Testing and Markets: Where are we Going? (2004)
34th California Alfalfa & 2004 National Alfalfa Symposium (2004)
Daniel H. Putnam
Evaluating Hay for Horses: Myths and Realities (1998)
28th California Alfalfa Symposium (1998)
Laurie Lawrence
What are Dairy Nutritionists Looking for in Alfalfa Hay? (1998)
28th California Alfalfa Symposium (1998)
Peter H. Robinson
Intermountain Alfalfa Quality: Prediction Stick
Use this predictive technique to evaluate the forage quality of a standing alfalfa crop.
Steve B. Orloff
Proper Sampling Methods Improve Accuracy of Lab Testing (1998)
Steps for good sampling methods.
UC Cooperative Extension
Daniel H. Putnam, Steve B. Orloff
Peter H. Robinson Website
Nutrition of dairy cows. Articles on energy, protein, amino acid and fiber values of feeds. Ration evaluation software.
UC Cooperative Extension
Forage Quality and Marketing of Hay: What makes sense?
A powerpoint presentation exploring the marketing of alfalfa hay and forage quality.
UC Cooperative Extension
Daniel H. Putnam
Don't abuse that hay test!
An article in Hay & Forage Grower Magazine describes common abuses of the hay testing process.
Hay & Forage Grower Magazine
Daniel H. Putnam
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