University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

September 2012

Contents of This Issue

Click on each article title to see an individual article.


Should I Quit Dairying Because of the Drought?

Mike Schutz, Purdue Extension, put together a very complete list of things to think about before a farmer decides to leave the dairy industry.

2012 Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange Summary

The 2012 Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange trip was another success with about 100 participants from Kentucky and Indiana attending this year's event.  This article summarizes the farms highlighted in the trip to Kentucky.

Checklist for the Top 5 Priorities for Fall/Winter Dairy Feeding Programs

This article is the first of a six-part series on emerging nutrition topics. This year's fall/winter dairy feeding programs may prove to be very challenging for dairy farmers but here are a few steps to help make those decisions.

Fall Planted Forages Which Can Provide Hay, Silage, or Pasture Next Spring or Grazing this Fall

This chart lists the small grains which may be utilized for fall forages to offset this year's drought conditions.