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#FeedHygiene Twitter Q&A: Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Central Time 

Have feed hygiene questions after seeing the 2018 corn crop? Join us on Twitter, Wednesday, November 28th from 2:00 - 3:30 PM Central Timeusing the hashtag #FeedHygiene to ask questions of Dr. John Goeser of Rock River Laboratory, and Associate Professor and UW Extension Specialist Dr. Damon Smith. Over the course of an hour and a half, they will answer questions, submitted by those participating, from the @Field_updates handle (John Goeser will take over for Rock River Laboratory) and the @badgercropdoc handle (Damon L. Smith). Questions will be answered as they are seen and not all questions may be answered, but where feasible, there will be additional information shared after the chat. 

To participate:

  • You must have a Twitter account.
  • Utilize #feedhygiene when submitting questions and to follow along with responses.
  • Questions should be focused on feed hygiene of the 2018 corn crop.
  • Questions that are asked during the event using #feedhygiene will be responded to with a mention of the person who asked and in some cases a time stamp to follow the conversation (in addition to including #feedhygiene)
  • Participants are welcome to send in questions prior to the event, in addition to asking during the Q & A event. 
  • All early questions can be sent to buffy_uglow@rockriverlab.com. @Field_Updates will present these questions in between others being asked in the chat, and respond to them by referencing the number associated with the question as it is tweeted. 
  • Follow @Field_updates and @badgercropdoc to see more information on this event as the date approaches. 


Interested in touring Rock River Laboratory? We recommend touring our Watertown, Wis. headquarters facility, which features both our agronomy and nutrition laboratory components. Please call our headquarters to arrange a tour and the Rock River Laboratory team of experts will work with you to establish the goals of your tour for the most benefit to your group. 

Past Event Content

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage Seminar 2016: This series of educational forage seminars was held in conjunction with the World Forage Analysis Superbowl at the 2016 World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. The seminar list included the topic of "What to Look For When Feeding This Year's Forage" presented by our on-staff forage expert, Dr. John Goeser. Click the link below to view the full PowerPoint presentation that was shared to guide this discussion: 

World Dairy Expo Forage Seminar: What to Look For When Feeding This Years (2016) Forage

Nutrition Workshop 2014: This educational event held in Wooster, Ohio offered nutritionists key insights on the hot nutrition topics in the dairy and beef industries via key industry leaders. Speakers included Dr. Fancis Fluharty of The Ohio State University, Dr. John Goeser or Rock River Laboratory, Dr. Bill Weiss of The Ohio State University and Jeff McCutcheon of Ohio State University Extension. Full presentations were captured on video. Click the links below to view: 

Dr. Francis Fluharty: Ruminant Anatomy and Carbohydrate Digestion: Increasing Forage Digestibility, and Cow Nutrition in the Four States of Production

Dr. Bill Weiss: Feed and Diet Composition Varies

Dr. John Goeser: NDF and Starch Digestion

Jeff McCutcheon: Dietary strategies to improve nutrient utilization and reduce excretion in livestock


Rock River Laboratory

Founded in 1976, Rock River Laboratory is a family-owned laboratory network that provides production assistance to the agricultural industry through the use of advanced diagnostic systems, progressive techniques, and research-supported analyses.  Employing a team of top specialists in their respective fields, Rock River Laboratory provides accurate, cost-effective, and timely analytical results to customers worldwide, while featuring unsurpassed customer service.

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