Alfalfa Hotline

2018 Scissors Cutting

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

Sample taken May 31, 2018

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Diedrick Family Farms – Banner Road cut 5/31   cut 5/31 2017
Shaun Popp – Cty F cut 5/25 cut 5/25 2017
Ken Rach – Twain Road cut 5/25 cut 5/25 2015
Jim Casper – Carney Road cut 5/25 cut 5/25 2015
John Mueller – Cty BB cut 5/25 cut 5/25 2017
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy – Cty PP 29″ 23.40% 29.20% 35.30% 174 160 bud 2017
Hedrich Farms – Cty PP cut 5/25 cut 5/25 2017
Geiser Farms – Short Road cut 5/30 cut 5/30 2016
Bon-Home – Irish Rd, Chilton 36″ 16.4% 35.9% 44.9% 124 135 full bloom 2015
Bob Van Daalwyk – Elm Rd cut cut 2017
Greg Bohman – Cty PP 30″ 21.0% 32.1% 39.9% 149 155 mid-bud 2017

Sample taken May 29, 2018

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Diedrick Family Farms – Banner Road 31.0″ 22.3% 29.9% 36.0% 169 155 BUD 2017
Shaun Popp – Cty F cut 5/25 cut 5/25 2017
Ken Rach – Twain Road cut 5/25 cut 5/25 2015
Jim Casper – Carney Road cut 5/25 cut 5/25 2015
John Mueller – Cty BB cut 5/25 cut 5/25 2017
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy – Cty PP 26.5″ 24.1% 29.1% 35.4% 174 170 bud 2017
Hedrich Farms – Cty PP cut 5/25 cut 5/25 2017
Geiser Farms – Short Road 29.5″ 25.4% 26.9% 32.4% 195 155 bud 2016
Bon-Home – Irish Rd, Chilton 32.0″ 20.0% 31.0% 39.7% 152 140 mid-bud 2015
Bob Van Daalwyk – Elm Rd 26.5″ 22.4% 30.0% 37.1% 166 170 early-bud 2017
Greg Bohman – Cty PP 26.5″ 23.3% 28.5% 34.8% 178 170 early-bud 2017

Sample taken May 24, 2018

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Diedrick Family Farms – Banner Road 23.0″ 24.7% 25.0% 30.3% 213 195 vegetative 2017
Shaun Popp – Cty F 26.0″ 25.0% 24.6% 29.8% 217 180 vegetative 2017
Ken Rach – Twain Road 19.0″ 21.7% 23.9% 30.6% 214 215 vegetative 2015
Jim Casper – Carney Road 24.0″ 22.8% 25.8% 32.4% 197 190 vegetative 2015
John Mueller – Cty BB 17.0″ 20.4% 25.2% 31.4% 205 230 vegetative 2017
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy – Cty PP 21.0″ 24.0% 24.4% 31.1% 209 205 vegetative 2017
Hedrich Farms – Cty PP 18.0″ 25.4% 25.5% 29.9% 215 225 vegetative 2017
Bon-Home – Irish Rd, Chilton 25.0″ 21.8% 26.0% 32.4% 197 185 vegetative 2015
Bob Van Daalwyk – Elm Rd 18.0″ 21.0% 23.2% 30.6% 216 225 vegetative 2017
Greg Bohman – Cty PP 20.0″ 24.9% 23.2% 28.3% 232 210 vegetative 2017

 

Sample taken May 21, 2018

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Diedrick Family Farms – Banner Road 19.5″ 25.2% 24.1% 29.0% 225 215 vegetative 2017
Shaun Popp – Cty F 23.0″ 24.2% 26.0% 31.5% 203 195 vegetative 2017
Ken Rach – Twain Road 16.0″ 20.4% 23.7% 30.6% 215 240 vegetative 2015
Jim Casper – Carney Road 20.0″ 23.0% 24.9% 29.7% 220 210 vegetative 2015
John Mueller – Cty BB 15.5″ 20.4% 28.8% 35.9% 173 240 vegetative 2017
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy – Cty PP 17.0″ 23.7% 25.3% 32.2% 200 230 vegetative 2017
Hedrich Farms – Cty PP 15.0″ 22.4% 25.7% 31.0% 207 245 vegetative 2017
Bon-Home – Irish Rd, Chilton 23.0″ 24.1% 24.6% 29.4% 220 220 vegetative 2015
Bob Van Daalwyk – Elm Rd 14.0″ 20.0% 23.4% 30.9% 212 250 vegetative 2017
Greg Bohman – Cty PP 16.0″ 25.0% 22.2% 27.0% 247 240 vegetative 2017