Red Clover Yesterday`s Forage in Tomorrow`s Dairy

Report
Red Clover
Yesterday’s Forage
in
Tomorrow’s Dairy
Tom Kilcer
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25% Reduction in Machinery Cost
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Drying Rate Lump vs Uniform
35.0%
33.0%
31.0%
% Dry Matter
29.0%
27.0%
25.0%
23.0%
21.0%
Narrow
19.0%
Wide Lumpy
17.0%
Hunter wide
15.0%
0
2
4
Hours of drying
6
8
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Moisture Reduction of Red Clover vs Alfalfa
80.0%
alfalfa
Moisture of Forage
75.0%
clover
70.0%
65.0%
60.0%
TEDDING
55.0%
50.0%
0
1
2
Hours of drying
3
4
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2013 Tests: Final DM and Drying Hours
32.0
5.67 hours
% Dry Matter
31.0
30.0
29.0
26 hours
7 hours
Narrow Final
Wide Final
28.0
27.0
26.0
Wide Tedd Final
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Traditional 2 Corn 2/3 Haycrop Rotation
3 cuts
Red Clover?
3 cuts
Red Clover
Seed Red Clover
2 – 3 cuts
Fall kill
No-till corn
clover
No extra N needed
15 – 20% high yield
No Rootworms
No-till/min till corn
Daily spread manure
supplies N
Traditional 1 corn 2/3 hay rotation (for heavy soils)
Fall kill
clover
3 cut Red Clover?
No-till corn
No extra N needed
15 – 20% high yield
No Rootworms
3 cut Red Clover
Spring Seed Oats +
Red Clover
1 Cut Forage Oats
2 Cuts Clover
1 corn 2/3 hay rotation (for heavy soils)
3 cut Red Clover?
3 cut Red Clover
8-12 tons/A
6 – 12 tons/A Triticale
3 cuts /Red Clover
8-15 tons/A
Fall kill
clover
No-till/deep till
Corn/BMR Sorghum;
Harvest last week
August. 15- 22+ tons/A
Triticale /Red Clover
Plant end of August NoTill/Deep zone till
1 corn 2/3 hay rotation (for heavy soils)
3 cut Red Clover?
3 cut Red Clover
8-12 tons/A
Fall kill
clover
No-till/deep till
Corn/BMR Sorghum;
Harvest early Sept 1824+ tons/A
Triticale <Sept 15 NoTill/Deep zone till
6 – 12 tons/A Triticale
2 cuts /Red Clover
6-12 tons/A
Frost Seed
Legumes
Corn\Winter Forage\Red Clover Rotation
25
Tons 35% DM Silage
20
15
10
5
0
Year 1
Year 2
corn/BMR
Year 3
triticale
Year 4
clover
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