Hay and Silage Day 2014

Hay and Silage Day 2014
Harvested hay and silage are valuable
products that are necessary for feeding
livestock throughout Manitoba. Learn about
making high quality hay and silage,
managing fields, testing and storing options.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friedensfeld Community Centre
(take Hwy #12 to PTH #303, turn
left and head east for 1.6 kilometers)
$10 per person, $5 per child (includes lunch)
Registration: Register before Friday, June 6 by calling Steinbach GO Office at 204-346-6080.
Registration, coffee and displays begin at 9:00 a.m. Presentations begin at 10:00 a.m.
Presentation topics:
 How to harvest high quality hay – Dr. Dan Undersander, hay production expert, Madison,
 Fertility for optimum alfalfa production – John Heard, production specialist, Manitoba
Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD)
 The economics of hay and silage storage – Tim Clarke, production specialist, MAFRD
 Putting up high quality silage – Ray Bittner, production specialist, MAFRD
 Effective fibre, high potassium forages: effect on rumen PH – Rob Berry, production specialist,
In-field demonstrations:
 Measuring quality using the PEAQ method – John MacGregor, extension co-ordinator,
Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association
 Soil salinity – Marla Riekman, production specialist, MAFRD
 Variety selection and leaf to stem ratios in alfalfa – Glenn Friesen, production specialist,
 Hay quality differences – Dr. Dan Undersander, hay production expert, Madison, Wisconsin
MACHINERY DEMOS - cutting, raking, tedding, baling from major equipment
Hay and Silage Day 2014 is presented by MAFRD through the Livestock Stewardship Initiative, Manitoba Forage
and Grassland Association, Stuartburn Piney Agricultural Development Association and participating agribusinesses.