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Get Rewarded For Your Show Animal

Jun 01, 2021

In order to support more members' children and their fair projects, United Cooperative introduced our Fair Animal Project Program three years ago. 

United Cooperative will give $50 for a large animal or $15 for a small animal to every members' child that submitted a photo of them with their fair animal.

Stay Safe When Making Silage

May 20, 2021

Making silage can be a dangerous time on farms. Take steps to eliminate or control hazards and keep everyone safe.

TMR Stabilizer Pays for Itself

May 20, 2021

TMR Stabilizer can be used to prevent degradation in the feed bunk by stabilizing the pH in forages.

It contains 4 main acids that work synergistically to help control the stability of the feed.

Tags: Dairy, Feed

Don't Risk Feed Intake

May 20, 2021

Hot summer days have finally made their appearance and with that comes potential for heat stress resulting in decreased milk production in lactating dairy cows, lower feed intakes and lower pregnancy rates. Decreased feed intake can be caused by increased fermentation in our feedstuffs causing growth of molds and yeasts resulting in decreased palatability of TMR once it hits the feed bunk. This is where UC TMR Stabilizer comes into play.

Tags: Dairy, Feed

4 Factors Negatively Contributing to Feed Fermentation

May 20, 2021

Hot summer days have finally made their appearance and with that comes potential for heat stress resulting in decreased milk production in lactating dairy cows, lower feed intakes and lower pregnancy rates. Decreased feed intake can be caused by increased fermentation in our feedstuffs causing growth of molds and yeasts resulting in decreased palatability of TMR once it hits the feed bunk.

Events

Industry News

    Use In-Season Tools to Illuminate Opportunities
    Jun 07, 2021 | Answer Tech
    During the growing season, every minute counts. Many times, extra hands are hard to come by and more hours in the day are not an option. However, quality technology that is properly leveraged can quickly detect field problems and successes to help you know exactly where to...
    Address Early-Season Issues With Technology
    May 27, 2021 | Answer Tech
    After the rush of spring planting, it can be hard to monitor every field for in-season problems such as poor stands, seedling diseases, winterkill, early-season pests and weed pressure. There’s just not time to go back and manually scout every field, but early detection of...
    Manage Risk and Improve Yield Potential With Impact Rx™ Prescription Service
    May 25, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Fungicide applications may not be at the top of your priority list but, according to our Answer Plot ® data, they should be. Across varying locations and conditions, trials have consistently shown an average of more than 10 bushel per acre increases in corn yields when a...
    When Corn Becomes a Weed
    May 18, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Volunteer corn is more than just a nuisance in soybean fields. Left uncontrolled, it can lead to substantial yield losses and also serve as a host for corn rootworm larvae. In fact, a study by the University of Nebraska showed 5,000 volunteer corn plants per acre reduced...
    Dicamba 101: Questions From the Field
    May 17, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Dicamba label restrictions have been updated once again for the 2021 season, and it’s important to know what those updates mean for your operation. Here are answers to some of the most common dicamba questions I’ve been hearing in the field. What’s the difference between 2,4...
    The Scoop on Split Nitrogen Applications
    May 13, 2021 | Answer Plot
    3 Tips to Maximize Micronutrient ROI
    May 05, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Be Confident In Soil Sampling Results
    May 03, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Establishing an effective fertility program is not a simple task nor a small investment. Whether you soil sample in spring or fall, you need to be able to trust the results so you can make confident fertilizer decisions, but accurate results only come from samples that are...
    Get Intentional About Tissue Sampling
    Apr 27, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Variances in weather conditions can create many challenges. If you’re not adjusting your crop nutrition decisions to account for the conditions, you could be steering your program in the wrong direction. Here’s how in-season tissue sampling and ag technology tools can help...
    4 Ways to Upgrade Your Early-Season Spray Program
    Apr 20, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Once your burndown application is complete and fields are ready for planting, it’s hard to think about anything but getting seeds in the ground. For effective weed management , however, planting must be balanced with a strategic herbicide program to ensure effective weed...
    What Could a Wet Season Mean for Your Crops?
    Apr 15, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Moisture is essential for optimal crop growth, but too much of it can flood fields and hinder plant performance. Knowing the answers to these questions can help you prepare for and mitigate the effects of saturated soils. 1. How is plant nutrition affected when crops receive...
    What Could a Dry Season Mean for Your Crops?
    Apr 15, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Abnormally dry to extreme drought conditions can have substantial impacts on crop performance. Even though some parts of the country are seeing plenty of moisture now, we all know conditions can change quickly. Consider these insights as you think ahead and prepare for dry...