Alfalfa Hotline

2017 Scissors Cutting

Sponsored by the Calumet County Forage Council.  Special thanks to Jeremy Hanson for taking the samples.

Sample taken May 22, 2017

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Age of stand
Greg Bohman 22.5″ 20.0 24.6 30.7 211 190 early bud 3 yr stand
Steve Keuler 26″ 22.4 22.6 29.7 223 175 early bud old stand w/ grass
Bob Van Daalwyk 25″ 20.5 25.8 33.9 189 180 early bud seeded 2016

 

Sample taken May 18, 2017

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Age of stand
Greg Bohman 21.0 23.6 24.7 30.3 214 210 vegetative 3 yr stand
Steve Keuler 22.0 22.2 24.9 31.1 208 200 vegetative old stand w/ grass
Bob Van Daalwyk 22.0 19.9 25.6 34.1 188 200 vegetative seeded 2016

Sample taken May 15, 2017

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Age of stand
Greg Bohman 17.0 22.0 21.7 28.9 232 230 vegetative 3 yr stand
Steve Keuler 17.0 20.3 22.0 30.6 218 230 vegetative old stand w/ grass
Bob Van Daalwyk 20.0 22.8 22.6 30.4 218 210 vegetative seeded 2016


 

2016 Scissors Cutting

Sponsored by Kapral Agronomy Consulting, LLC and the Calumet County Forage Council.  Special thanks to Kristin Birschbach and Jeremy Hanson for taking the samples.

Second Cutting

Sample taken June 16, 2016

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ # of days since last cutting Growth Stage Seeding Year
Lyle Hoerth – County C 24″ 25.2% 27.8% 35.6% 176 190 26 days vegetative 2015
Bob Heller – Highway 55 26.5″ 22.6% 28.1% 36.0% 173 170 26 days early bud 2014
Ken Rach – Twain Road 24″ 23.3% 27.2% 34.5% 183 180 26 days veg/early bud 2012
Maple Grove Dairy – Schneider Road 24″ 24.3% 26.7% 34.0% 186 180 27 days early bud 2013
Holsum Dairies – Wunrow Lane 20″ 22.4% 26.1% 34.5% 185 200 26 days veg/early bud 2014
Hedrich Farms – Voss Road 20″ 25.1% 27.9% 35.6% 175 200 26 days veg/early bud 2014

Sample taken June 13, 2016

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ # of days since last cutting Growth Stage Seeding Year
Lyle Hoerth – County C 21.5″ 27.4% 23.6% 29.4% 223 203 23 days vegetative 2015
Bob Heller – Highway 55 23″ 25.5% 28.9% 36.6% 170 195 23 days vegetative 2014
Ken Rach – Twain Road 20″ 28.3% 21.1% 26.4% 255 210 23 days vegetative 2012
Maple Grove Dairy – Schneider Road 20″ 25.2% 25.7% 31.8% 202 210 24 days vegetative 2013
Holsum Dairies – Wunrow Lane 16.5″ 23.4% 21.4% 29.2% 230 233 23 days vegetative 2014
Hedrich Farms – Voss Road 16″ 27.2% 22.4% 28.4% 234 237 23 days vegetative 2014

Sample taken June 9, 2016

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ # of days since last cutting Growth Stage Seeding Year
Lyle Hoerth – County C 16″ 30.3% 22.1% 27.8% 240 240 19 days vegetative 2015
Bob Heller – Highway 55 16″ 30.1% 21.7% 28.5% 234 237 19 days vegetative 2014
Ken Rach – Twain Road 16″ 26.9% 24.6% 31.7% 205 240 19 days vegetative 2012
Maple Grove Dairy – Schneider Road 17″ 26.2% 23.7% 30.3% 216 230 20 days vegetative 2013
Holsum Dairies – Wunrow Lane 15″ 27.6% 22.2% 28.6% 233 247 19 days vegetative 2014
Hedrich Farms – Voss Road 13″ 29.7% 19.1% 24.4% 282 263 19 days vegetative 2014

First Cutting

Sample taken May 26, 2016

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Greg Bohman 29.0 19.8 28.9 37.5 165 160 early to mid bud 2015
Steve Keuler 31.0 18.0 30.3 40.1 151 150 early to mid bud 2014
Bob Van Daalwyk 25.5 19.8 29.7 37.5 163 175 early to mid bud 2015

Sample taken May 23, 2016

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Greg Bohman 27.5 20.8 26.1 33.8 189 165 early bud 2015
Steve Keuler 27.0 19.1 26.8 35.8 177 165 early bud 2014
Bob Van Daalwyk 23.0 22.3 25.4 33.0 195 185 early bud 2015

Sample taken May 19, 2016

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Greg Bohman 23.0 23.3 22.6 29.5 225 195 vegetative 2015
Steve Keuler 23.0 20.8 22.5 30.6 218 195 vegetative 2014
Bob Van Daalwyk 22.0 22.2 23.5 30.6 215 200 vegetative 2015
Lyle Hoerth 23.0 23.6 21.4 27.9 241 195 vegetative 2015
Bob Heller 28.0 24.5 24.3 31.1 209 163 early bud 2014
Ken Rach 22.5 22.4 21.7 28.8 232 188 veg/early bud 2012
Maple Grove Dairy 22.0 19.9 23.7 30.7 213 203 vegetative 2013
*Holsum, Wunrow Ln 21.5 20.9 24.4 31.9 204 203 vegetative 2014
Hedrich Farm, Voss Rd 17.5 22.4 19.3 25.3 271 227 vegetative 2014

*The Holsum sample did not have a 5th cut in 2015.

Sample taken May 16, 2016

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Greg Bohman 21.0 22.5 22.4 28.9 230 205 vegetative 2015
Steve Keuler 21.0 21.7 21.5 29.0 232 205 vegetative 2014
Bob Van Daalwyk 18.0 22.2 21.0 27.1 249 225 vegetative 2015
Lyle Hoerth 19.0 23.6 21.2 27.2 247 217 vegetative 2015
Bob Heller 24.0 22.3 24.9 31.1 209 192 vegetative 2014
Ken Rach 19.5 22.8 22.5 27.7 240 213 vegetative 2012
Maple Grove Dairy 18.5 21.4 22.4 28.6 233 220 vegetative 2013
*Holsum, Wunrow Ln 18.0 22.7 25.2 32.0 201 223 vegetative 2014
Hedrich Farm, Voss Rd 16.0 23.1 18.4 24.2 287 237 vegetative 2014

*The Holsum sample did not have a 5th cut in 2015.

Sample taken May 12, 2016

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Greg Bohman 18.0 24.5 22.6 28.2 235 220 vegetative 2015
Steve Keuler 20.0 23.3 24.1 30.4 215 210 vegetative 2014
Bob Van Daalwyk 16.0 23.2 23.3 29.0 227 250 vegetative 2015
Lyle Hoerth 18.0 25.1 20.6 26.7 254 223 vegetative 2015
Bob Heller 21.0 21.5 24.4 31.5 204 203 vegetative 2014
Ken Rach 18.0 25.3 21.1 25.9 260 227 vegetative 2012
Maple Grove Dairy 17.0 21.3 23.5 29.5 223 230 vegetative 2013
*Holsum, Wunrow Ln 17.5 19.3 28.9 36.5 170 228 vegetative 2014
Hedrich Farm, Voss Rd 13.0 22.0 21.2 27.4 245 257 vegetative 2014

*The Holsum sample did not have a 5th cut in 2015.

2015 Scissors Cutting

Sponsored by Kapral Agronomy Consulting, LLC and the Calumet County Forage Council.
Special thanks to Kristin Birschbach for taking the samples.

Sample taken June 22, 2015 – Second Cutting

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ # of days since last cutting Growth Stage Seeding Year
Schwenck CUT 6/19 CUT 6/19 2013
Diedrick Family Farms CUT 6/17 CUT 6/17 2013
Forest Brook Farms 23.0″ 19.9% 29.4% 37.2% 165 185 34 Days BUD 2012
Bob Heller 26.0″ 24.7% 28.4% 36.9% 168 173 BUD 2012
Ken Rach – treated CUT 6/21 CUT 6/21 2012
Ken Rach – untreated CUT 6/21 CUT 6/21 2012
Maple Grove Dairy CUT 6/20 CUT 6/20 2013
Jim Casper CUT 6/21 CUT 6/21 2013
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy 25.0″ 23.2% 29.9% 37.9% 161 178 21 Days BUD 2013

Sample taken June 18, 2015 – Second Cutting

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ # of days since last cutting Growth Stage Seeding Year
Schwenck 22.0″ 23.5% 31.0% 39.0% 154 202 29 vegetative 2013
Diedrick Family Farms CUT 6/17 CUT 6/17 2013
Forest Brook Farms 19.5″ 21.9% 28.9% 36.0% 172 214 30 veg/early bud 2012
Bob Heller 21.0″ 27.3% 26.1% 34.7% 184 205 vegetative 2012
Ken Rach – treated 29.5″ 24.4% 31.7% 39.3% 152 158 31 BUD 2012
Ken Rach – untreated 29.5″ 24.0% 31.1% 38.4% 157 158 31 BUD 2012
Maple Grove Dairy 29.0″ 20.7% 32.8% 41.1% 143 173 31 vegetative 2013
Jim Casper 26.5″ 21.4% 31.6% 38.6% 155 182 28 veg/early bud 2013
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy 17.0″ 26.6% 26.8% 33.0% 192 205 17 vegetative 2013

Sample taken June 15, 2015 – Second Cutting

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ # of days since last cutting Growth Stage Seeding Year
Schwenck 20.0″ 24.6% 28.8% 36.8% 168 212 26 days vegetative 2013
Diedrick Family Farms 21.5″ 24.7% 29.0% 37.1% 166 203 26 days vegetative 2013
Forest Brook Farms 17.0″ 25.6% 26.1% 34.8% 183 230 27 days vegetative 2012
Bob Heller 16.5″ 29.0% 24.3% 31.9% 204 243 vegetative 2012
Ken Rach – treated 25.5″ 26.5% 28.4% 35.7% 174 175 28 days BUD 2012
Ken Rach – untreated 26.0″ 24.5% 30.5% 38.7% 157 173 28 days BUD 2012
Maple Grove Dairy 23.5″ 21.9% 32.4% 40.4% 147 193 28 days vegetative 2013
Jim Casper 23.0″ 23.7% 29.4% 37.0% 166 195 25 days veg/early bud 2013
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy 15.5″ 29.4% 23.5% 30.5% 215 242 14 days vegetative 2013

 

 Sample taken June 12, 2015 – Second Cutting

Grower Height(inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ # of days since last cutting Growth Stage Seeding
Year
Schwenck 17.5″ 26.0% 28.1% 35.4% 176 232 23 days vegetative 2013
Diedrick Family Farms 18.5″ 24.8% 28.0% 35.8% 174 223 23 days vegetative 2013
Forest Brook Farms 13.0″ 24 days vegetative 2012
Bob Heller 10.0″ vegetative 2012
Ken Rach – treated 21.0″ 27.0% 28.7% 35.4% 175 207 25 days vegetative 2012
Ken Rach – untreated 21.5″ 27.5% 28.4% 35.9% 173 203 25 days vegetative 2012
Maple Grove Dairy 19.5″ 26.4% 28.2% 35.5% 175 217 25 days vegetative 2013
Jim Casper 19.5″ 25.5% 27.6% 34.2% 183 217 22 days vegetative 2013
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy 11.0″ 11 days vegetative 2013

 

Sample taken June 10, 2015 – Second Cutting

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ # of days since last cutting Growth Stage Seeding Year
Schwenck 12.5″ 265 21 days vegetative 2013
Diedrick Family Farms 14.5″ 250 21 days vegetative 2013
Forest Brook Farms 9″ 22 days vegetative 2012
Bob Heller vegetative 2012
Ken Rach – treated 17.5″ 26.60% 23.10% 31.00% 213 230 23 days vegetative 2012
Ken Rach – untreated 17.5″ 25.90% 22.90% 31.10% 213 230 23 days vegetative 2012
Maple Grove Dairy 17.5″ 26.80% 22.40% 30.40% 219 230 23 days vegetative 2013
Jim Casper 16.5″ 26.40% 22.70% 30.00% 221 235 20 days vegetative 2013
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy 9 days vegetative 2013

 

Sample taken May 20, 2015

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year Fungicide Application
Rick Schwenck 26″ 22.0% 26.5% 35.7% 178 182 veg/early bud 2013 NO
Diedrick Family Farms 24.5″ 22.0% 24.2% 33.2% 197 188 veg/early bud 2013 NO
Forest Brook Farms 23″ 20.9% 24.2% 32.9% 198 193 veg/early bud 2012 NO
Bob Heller 27″ 21.3% 26.4% 35.9% 177 175 veg/early bud 2012 NO?
Ken Rach Cut 5/18/15 2012 YES
Maple Grove Dairy Cut 5/18/15 2013 YES
Jim Casper 25″ 22.1% 26.1% 34.8% 183 185 veg/early bud 2013 YES
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy 21″ 23.7% 22.4% 30.2% 220 205 vegetative 2013 YES

 

Sample taken May 18, 2015

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year Fungicide Application
Rick Schwenck 24.0 24.7% 25.6% 34.2% 188 190 veg/early bud 2013 NO
Diedrick Family Farms 22.5 24.3% 24.5% 32.6% 200 198.3 veg/early bud 2013 NO
Forest Brook Farms 22.0 23.3% 23.2% 32.4% 203 201.7 veg/early bud 2012 NO
Bob Heller 25.0 21.9% 27.2% 37.2% 170 185 veg/early bud 2012 NO?
Ken Rach 25.0 23.1% 26.2% 35.3% 181 185 veg/early bud 2012 YES
Maple Grove Dairy Cut 5/18/15 2013 YES
Jim Casper 24.0 25.3% 25.3% 33.6% 191 190 veg/early bud 2013 YES
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy 20.5 25.2% 23.1% 30.7% 215 210 vegetative 2013 YES

 

Sample taken May 15, 2015

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year Fungicide Application
Rick Schwenck 20.0 23.9% 24.3% 32.2% 202 213 vegetative 2013 NO
Diedrick Family Farms 21.0 24.1% 24.0% 30.9% 211 207 vegetative 2013 NO
Forest Brook Farms 20.0 22.7% 25.1% 33.0% 195 213 vegetative 2012 NO
Bob Heller 23.0 22.0% 25.3% 34.3% 188 197 vegetative 2012 NO?
Ken Rach 21.5 21.6% 25.8% 33.4% 192 203 vegetative 2012 YES
Maple Grove Dairy 18.0 22.5% 25.2% 33.7% 191 223 vegetative 2013 YES
Jim Casper 18.5 23.6% 23.7% 31.2% 210 220 vegetative 2013 YES
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy 17.5 22.5% 24.8% 32.8% 198 227 vegetative 2013 YES

 

2014 Scissors Cutting

Sponsored by Kapral Agronomy Consulting, LLC and the Calumet County Forage Council.
Special thanks to Kristin Birschbach for taking the samples.

 Sample Taken Monday, June 30, 2014

 Grower  Height (inches)  Protein  ADF  NDF  RFV  PEAQ  # of days since last cutting  Growth Stage  Seeding Year
Schwenck 26.5 16.1% 33.3% 42.5% 138 170

32

BUD/Early Bloom 2013
Forest Brook Farms

31

22.0% 31.0% 38.9% 155 153

32

BUD

2012
See Farms 28.5 21.2% 33.4% 41.1% 142 162

33

BUD

2012
Bob Heller 27.5 20.0% 33.2% 42.4% 138 167

32

BUD

2013
Ken Rach

31

23.2% 31.2% 38.9% 154 153

33

BUD

2012
Maple Grove Dairy 21.5 16.1% 34.3% 42.8% 135 193

33

BUD

2013
Jim Casper 29.5 18.9% 35.9% 44.1% 128 158

33

BUD

2013
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy 22.5 25.0% 27.3% 34.9% 180 198

23

Veg 2013
Diedrick Family Farms

23

23.8% 28.8% 37.7% 164 197

22

Veg 2010

Sample Taken Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Grower

Height (inches)  Protein  ADF  NDF  RFV  PEAQ # of days since last cutting Growth Stage Seeding Year
Schwenck

20

18.7% 33.7% 43.5% 134 203

26

veg/early bud 2013
Forest Brook Farms 23.5 19.9% 32.3% 40.7% 146 183

26

veg/early bud 2012
See Farms

23

25.4% 30.9% 38.4% 157 187

27

veg/early bud 2012
Bob Heller 23.5 21.4% 30.6% 39.2% 154 183

26

veg/early bud 2013
Ken Rach

26

25.9% 29.3% 37.1% 166 173

27

veg/early bud 2012
Maple Grove Dairy 16.5 17.7% 33.8% 42.8% 136 233

27

vegetative 2013
Jim Casper

25

21.8% 33.2% 41.0% 143 177

27

veg/early bud 2013

Sample Taken Friday, June 20, 2014

Grower

Height (inches)  Protein  ADF  NDF  RFV  PEAQ # of days since last cutting Growth Stage Seeding Year
Schwenck

15

25.5% 28.3% 35.4% 176 243

22

vegetative 2013
Forest Brook Farms

17

26.3% 27.4% 33.8% 186 230

22

vegetative 2012
See Farms 17.5 28.7% 26.8% 33.4% 189 227

23

vegetative 2012
Bob Heller

16

27.6% 26.7% 34.2% 185 237

22

vegetative 2013
Ken Rach

19

28.1% 27.3% 34.3% 183 217

23

vegetative 2012
Maple Grove Dairy 14.5 22.8% 27.7% 34.8% 180 247

23

vegetative 2013
Jim Casper 17.5 26.7% 28.3% 34.5% 180 227

23

vegetative 2013

Sample Taken Thursday, May 29, 2014

Grower Height(inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year Fungicide Application
Rick Schwenck 21 23.1% 27.7% 34.7% 181 195 veg/early bud 2013 NO
Diedrick Family Farms (Grass/Alfalfa) 24.5 20.5% 30.1% 43.2% 141 178 veg/early bud 2010 NO
Forest Brook Farms 25.5 22.8% 29.1% 36.3% 170 173 early bud/bud 2012 YES
See Farms CUT CUT 5/28 2013 NO
Bob Heller 26 22.2% 28.6% 37.0% 168 172 early bud/bud 2012 YES
Ken Rach CUT CUT 5/28 2012 YES
Maple Grove Dairy CUT CUT 5/28 2013 YES
Jim Casper CUT CUT 5/28 2013 YES
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy 21.5 24.4% 27.4% 33.3% 189 193 veg/early bud 2013 YES

 

Sample taken Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Grower Height
(inches)
Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth
Stage
Seeding
Year
Fungicide
Application
Rick Schwenck 20.5 19.7% 30.1% 40.0% 152 210 veg 2013 NO
Diedrick Family Farms (Grass/Alfalfa) 25 23.6% 27.5% 37.8% 166 185 veg 2010 NO
Forest Brook Farms 26.5 24.9% 27.9% 36.1% 173 170 veg/early bud 2012 YES
See Farms 26.5 25.8% 28.4% 35.4% 176 170 veg/early bud 2013 NO
Bob Heller 26 22.7% 28.6% 37.7% 165 170 veg/early bud 2012 YES
Ken Rach 28 22.6% 29.8% 38.0% 161 164 veg/early bud 2012 YES
Maple Grove Dairy 22 23.6% 28.4% 35.3% 176 198 veg 2013 YES
Jim Casper 24 25.3% 28.0% 34.3% 182 180 veg/early bud 2013 YES
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy 20 25.5% 26.3% 32.4% 196 212 veg 2013 YES

Sample taken Thursday, May 22, 2014

Grower Height
(inches)
Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth
Stage
Seeding
Year
Fungicide
Application
Rick Schwenck 14 18.6% 24.8% 32.0% 202 252 vegetative 2013 NO
Diedrick Family Farms (Grass/Alfalfa) 16 24.1% 25.4% 35.3% 182 237 vegetative 2010 NO
Forest Brook Farms 18 23.7% 25.8% 33.2% 193 223 vegetative 2012 YES
See Farms 17.5 28.9% 24.9% 30.8% 210 2