Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives Farm
A Provincial Hay & Silage Day will be held on Thursday, June 20 at the the Mb Beef & Forage Initiative (MBFI) farm. (North of Brandon 11 miles on Highway #10)
Watch infield demonstrations of new equipment from manufacturers and learn more about harvesting high quality feed, costs of production and feeding silage
The event will start off in the morning at 9:30 am with a variety of informative hay & silage topics at the MBFI Learning Centre.
Following lunch, the participants will then move to a nearby forage field for a demonstration of the latest in forage production equipment at 1:30 p.m.
The big draw will be the only self-propelled baler which will make its Canadian demo debut at the event.
Watch infield demonstrations of new equipment from manufacturers and learn more about harvesting high quality feed, costs of production and feeding silage.
Cost is $20 per person. This is a rain or shine event. Call 204-622-2007 to register.
9:45 a.m. The Silage How-to Guide for Livestock Producers
Ray Bittner, Manitoba Agriculture
10:15 a.m. Getting a Handle on Feed Costs-Silage vs Hay Cost of Production
Ben Hamm, Manitoba Agriculture
10:45 a.m. Managing Silage That Turns Out Less than Ideal
John McKinnon, JJM Nutrition, Saskatoon, SK
11:45 p.m. Silage Inoculants: What You Need to Know?
Derwyn Hammond, Pioneer Hybrid
12:30 p.m. Lunch - sponsored in part by Pioneer Hybrid
1:30 p.m. Green Gold Alfalfa Monitoring Program - for optimal forage harvesting
John McGregor, Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association
1:45 p.m. New Silage and Hay Equipment Demonstrations