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Posts Categorized: Special Edition

Nebraska Flooding & Nutrition

The recent flooding in Nebraska had serious consequences on nutrition. Last month, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota were hit with record levels of flooding. Not only did this close highways, flood homes, and cause millions in damage, but it also heavily affected farming in the Central Plains. Many people don’t think about flood […]

How much “Dirt” is in Your Forages?

Minimizing soil content of forages should be the goal of every forage producer and dairy farm. This is because soil contamination of forages can add to the total ash or mineral content, which dilutes the energy and nutritive value of forages.

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New and Improved Silo-King®

The Best Just Got Better By Dave Spangler and Dr. Dan Schauff, Ph.D., P.A.S. For nearly 50 years, Agri-King has used Silo-King® as a forage additive tool to help forage and dairy producers retain greater quantity and improve the quality of harvested forages. Agri-King has always had three basic goals in mind to improve forage […]

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The New, Updated Analab Website

Have you gotten the chance to check out the new, updated Analab website? Maybe you’re not even sure what Analab is. Analab is a division of Agri-King, Inc. It is a professional agricultural testing laboratory that has been helping farms, feed companies, researchers, and agricultural manufacturers throughout the United States for years. Analab provides a detailed analysis of […]

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Special Edition – Effects of Smut in Corn

By Dr. K.E. Lanka, Ph.D., P.A.S. Smut describes several diseases in grains such as corn, sorghum and small grains that are caused by fungi. In this article, only smut diseases in corn will be discussed. The most prevalent type of smut in corn is “common smut,” known as Ustilago maydis or the older name Ustilago […]

Agri-King Net Energy Program, livestock

Agri-King Net Energy Program

By David F. Jones, Ph.D., P.A.S. Agri-King believes that capturing the nutritional value of feeds is the key to profit.  Although we understand that forages are the foundation for all rations Agri-King will test all feedstuffs then build rations to maximize the use of home-grown ingredients.  Agri-King has just made a large step forward in […]

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Urinary Calculi (Water Belly)

By Dr. K. E. Lanka, Ph.D., P.A.S. What is Water Belly? Water belly is a condition caused by stones that block the urethra in cattle and other animals.  These stones or “urinary calculi” may cause partial or complete blockage of the passageway by which urine is excreted from the urinary bladder.  Usually, water belly occurs […]

Dealing with the 2015 Corn Silage Crop

Dealing with the 2015 Corn Silage Crop

Although the Southeast has suffered through some horrendous flooding in the last few weeks, most of the rest of the country has experienced a warm, dry period this late summer/early fall.  Throughout the Midwest, the last 6 to 8 weeks have been characterized by an abundance of sunny and windy days which is conducive to […]

DDGS in Livestock Feeds

DDGS in Livestock Feeds

By Dr. Pat Brown The principal end products from the fermentation of corn to ethanol at dry-mill ethanol plants are Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), and, of course, ethanol. Of these, DDGS is the product of economic interest to livestock producers. From a bushel of corn, an ethanol plant will produce […]