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Forage Quality and Evaluation

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The following are materials and some links about forage qualithy. If you have additional materials, favorite websites or presentations that you have made pretaining to this, please send them to me and I'll post them.

Forage Quality
Understanding Forage Quality (American Farm Bureau Federation)
Forage Quality in Perspective (Penn State)
Growing Quality Forages Under Variable Environmental Conditions (Buxton)
Forage Quality - Presentation (Rick Kersbergen Un. of Maine)

Forage Quality Evaluation
Forage Quality Testing (Penn State)
Sensory Evaluation of Hay (Un. of Vermont)
Sampling Hay and Silage (Un. of Wis.)
Brix Level in Your Forage - What Does It Mean? (Miss. State)

Northeast SARE is a regional program of the nationwide SARE which offers competitive grants to projects that explore and address key issues affecting the sustainability and future economic viability of agriculture. The program is authorized under Subtitle B of Title XVI of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990.  It's wider mission is to advance, to the whole of American agriculture, innovations that improve profitability, stewardship, and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education. For more information go to,

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