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Alfalfa Hay: First Cut Harvest Tips
The stage of maturity can help predict the quality of the stand. Typically to achieve feed for high producing cows one aims for the 20-30-40 rule (protein-ADF-NDF) which usually is when 10% of the field is in the bud stage. For beef cows an early to late bloom alfalfa harvest will yield a 115-130 Relative Feed Value forage quality. For most producers cutting pure alfalfa stands at 2.5-3” seems to be a good compromise. To prevent shortened stand life, this should be increased to 3-4 inches if the stand includes grasses. See the Pioneer Inside the Zone article for details.
Pioneer Inside The Zone Article
Latest News & Information
M&R Feeds has often said "Farmers Feed The World." Now the Peterson Farm Bros. have released a video to tell the story. Click below to see the video.
Chick pricing for 2016 is now available:
Cheque to Shawville Hospital Foundation
M&R Feeds Shawville was pleased to present a cheque to the Shawville Hospital Foundation as part of our commitment to quality healthcare in our region. Click here for photo.
Pioneer Inside The Zone
Please click here for an article on First Cut Harvest Timing and Tips from Pioneer Inside the Zone.
The Juice. Hay Preserver.
M&R Feeds carries The Juice Hay Preserver. It inhibits mould and dust, improves texture, colour and appearance and reduces nutrient loss and heating. It is liquid applied.
Pool Supplies & More
M&R Feeds is your source for pool supplies, pool water analysis, pool chemcals, accessories, fencing and advice. Contact any of our locations.
Caitlyn Leblanc, Dairy Consultant
We welcome Catilyn Leblanc to the M&R team as a Dairy Consultant. Caitlyn graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology in April 2015. Caityln's passion for agriculture is evident in her commitment to farm customer service. Give her a call if you want the latest information on dairy nutrition and management practices.
Brett Coughlin, Certified Crop Advisor
Brett has successfully completed his Ontario and International designation as a Certified Crop Advisor. This program is designed to recognize a level of expertise and achievement attained by the crop consultant. Quoting from the CCA website, “Crop advisors provide advice and council producers in their decision making process. This responsibility requires a good understanding of science, food safety, technology, economics and environment. Crop advisors combine knowledge in these disciplines with their local experience to render sound recommendations.”
We are now the agent for Dupont Pioneer!
M&R Feeds is pleased to announce that we are the new agent in Renfrew and the Pontiac for Dupont Pioneer. This includes Pioneer brand seed corn, soybean, wheat, alfalfa, innoculate and more. Contact us for any questions on this new seed brand.
SmartLic Supplements: A feed product you should know
Extensive university research has gone into developing the innovative line of SmartLic supplements that target crucial areas like health, feed efficiency, and animal show and reproductive performance. Research consistently shows that feeding SmartLic supplements helps improve forage utilization, and that, combined with SmartLic’s low consumption rate results in lower feed costs on a per-day, per-head basis.
The economic driver for a cow/calf operation is weaning weight. Supplementing suckling calves with creep feed while they are young and growing rapidly promotes additional weight gain and can positively impact net return. Click here to read more about creep feeding.
Supporting Farm & Food Care Foundation
M&R Feeds is proud to support the Farm & Food Care Foundation as a Silver partner. This partnership provides for the publishing of The Real Dirt on Farming magazine (see below). This magazine provides for important information on farms and food production in Canada. Copies of the magazine are available free of charge from M&R Feeds locations in Micksburg, Pembroke and Shawville. Online versions are also available.
The Real Dirt on Farming English Version (online)
The Real Dirt on Farming French Version (online)
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