Corn rows

Fall is busy in fields around campus—it's time to reap what we sow.

Just north of Circle Drive near the Beef Research and Teaching Unit, some 42 acres of corn was harvested in late September, all of it destined to become silage for the dairy herd. The corn variety—Pioneer Hybrid Seeds 7213R—was carefully selected for its short time to maturity and its nutritional value as livestock feed. It also produced well this year—about 700 tonnes, or half the herd's requirement for the winter.

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