Alfalfa Hotline

2020 Scissors Cutting

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

Samples taken Monday June 1, 2020            
Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year Notes
Van Daalwyk Farm, Elm Road 29″ 19.36% 32.99% 39.08% 150.41 160 mid-bud 2019
Schmitz Bros. 29″ 19.07% 32.35% 40.41% 146.66 160 mid bud 2018
Greg Bohman, County PP 26.5″ 22.86% 28.29% 33.64% 185.03 170 mid bud 2019
Woldt* 23.5″ 21.90% 27.10% 35.23% 179.2 185 early-mid bud established

* established stand has alfalfa, fescue and red clover mix (sampled all three)

 

Samples taken Friday, May 29, 2020            
Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year Notes
Van Daalwyk Farm, Elm Road 27.5″ 23.63% 29.55% 34.85% 175.68 165 early bud 2019
Schmitz Bros. 26″ 22.08% 30.21% 36.25% 167.73 170 early bud 2018
Greg Bohman, County PP 24″ 24.06% 28.82% 34.35% 179.78 180 early bud 2019
Woldt* 22″ 20.05% 31.50% 41.19% 145.18 200 late veg. established

* established stand has alfalfa, fescue and red clover mix (sampled all three)

 

Samples taken Thursday, May 28, 2020            
Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year Notes
Diedrick Family Farms – Banner Road 25″ 24.2% 27.7% 34.0% 184.3 176 bud 2017
Schaefer Farms – Quinney Road 22.5″ 24.8% 26.8% 32.5% 194.6 188 early bud 2019
Ken Rach – County Rd E 22″ 26.2% 25.1% 31.0% 208 190 early bud 2018
Schwarz Farms – County Rd F 26.5″ 23.0% 29.1% 35.5% 173.5 170 early bud 2017
Greg Vollmer – Faro Springs Rd 23″ 23.6% 28.0% 40.7% 153.49 185 early bud 2018 Grass/Alfalfa Mix
Hedrich Farms – Irish Road 21″ 25.5% 26.5% 32.8% 193.7 195 early bud 2019

 

 

Samples taken Tuesday, May 26, 2020            
Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year Notes
Diedrick Family Farms – Banner Road 22″ 24.8% 25.7% 31.2% 205.6 200 pre-bud 2017
Schaefer Farms – Quinney Road 19″ 28.4% 21.1% 26.2% 256.7 217 vegetative 2019
Ken Rach – County Rd E 19″ 25.7% 22.9% 28.5% 231.9 217 vegetative 2018
Schwarz Farms – County Rd F 22″ 22.1% 28.0% 34.2% 182.6 200 pre-bud 2017
Greg Vollmer – Faro Springs Rd 21″ 24.0% 27.9% 38.7% 161.4 205 vegetative 2018 Grass/Alfalfa Mix
Hedrich Farms – Irish Road 17″ 26.6% 24.2% 28.8% 225.9 230 vegetative 2019
Van Daalwyk Farm, Elm Road 22″ 22.71% 28.53% 34.51% 179.88 200 vegetative 2019
Schmitz Bros. 23″ 25.34% 26.68% 32.47% 195.38 195 vegetative 2018
Greg Bohman, County PP 22″ 26.17% 24.89% 30.20% 213.92 200 vegetative 2019
Woldt* 17.5″ 19.09% 28.36% 39.87% 155.89 230 vegetative established

 

 

Samples taken May 22, 2020
Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year Notes
Diedrick Family Farms – Banner Road 16″ 24.0% 20.0% 24.9% 274 238 vegetative 2017
Schaefer Farms – Quinney Road 14″ 27.9% 19.8% 24.7% 276.7 255 vegetative 2019
Ken Rach – County Rd E 14″ 24.2% 25.4% 31.4% 204.6 255 vegetative 2018
Schwarz Farms – County Rd F 17″ 21.9% 23.8% 29.9% 218.7 230 vegetative 2017
Greg Vollmer – Faro Springs Rd 15″ 24.8% 23.2% 30.8% 214.3 245 vegetative 2018 Grass/Alfalfa Mix
Hedrich Farms – Irish Road 13″ 24.5% 23.8% 28.5% 229.7 260 vegetative 2019

 

Samples taken May 21, 2020
Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Van Daalwyk Farm, Elm Road 13.0″ 25.20% 21.42% 26.56% 253.01 260 vegetative 2019
Schmitz Bros. 15.5″ 26.60% 18.85% 24.37% 283.07 240 vegetative 2018
Greg Bohman, County PP 13.0″ 24.57% 20.56% 26.35% 257.06 260 vegetative 2019
Woldt* 11.0″ 26.28% 21.18% 27.07% 248.63 270 vegetative established

* established stand has alfalfa, fescue, and red cover mix (sampled all three)

 

 


2019 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 June 4, 2019

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Diedrick Family Farms – Banner Road 30.5″ 21.4% 29.6% 35.3% 173 155 Bud 2017
Dan Lisowe – County Road H cut cut 6/2 2018
Ken Rach – County Road E cut cut 6/2 2018 received a fungicide application
Jim Casper – Carney Road cut cut 6/2 2015
John Mueller – County Road BB cut cut 6/3 2016
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy – County Road PP 27.5″ 16.6% 33.7% 41.1% 142 165 bud 2017
Hedrich Farms – County Road PP cut cut 6/2 2017

Sample taken May 31, 2019

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Diedrick Family Farms – Banner Road 28.0″ 21.7% 29.3% 34.3% 179 163 early bud 2017
Dan Lisowe – County Road H 26.5″ 20.4% 30.3% 36.7% 167 170 early bud 2018
Ken Rach – County Road E 27.5″ 21.5% 28.4% 34.6% 180 165 early bud 2018 received a fungicide application
Jim Casper – Carney Road 24.5″ 22.0% 24.7% 30.6% 212 178 early bud 2015
John Mueller – County Road BB 22.0″ 17.9% 26.7% 33.4% 190 190 early bud 2016
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy – County Road PP 23.5″ 21.5% 26.1% 31.7% 201 182 early bud 2017
Hedrich Farms – County Road PP 25.0″ 18.7% 29.6% 36.2% 169 176 early bud 2017
Van Daalwyk Farm, Elm Road 21” 14.6% 31.8% 39.4%  152 195 early bud 2018
Faust Farm, County F 28” 20.7% 30.6% 36.6%  166 165 early bud 2018
Bon-Home, Irish Rd., Chilton 27” 20.5% 30.9% 37.2% 162  170 early bud 2016
Greg Bohman, County PP 26” 20.4% 26.7% 33.2%  191 170 early bud 2017

Sample taken May 28, 2019

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Diedrick Family Farms – Banner Road 21.5″ 24.4% 24.9% 30.3% 213 205 vegetative 2017
Dan Lisowe – County Road H 23.0″ 21.7% 29.7% 36.1% 169 195 vegetative 2018
Ken Rach – County Road E 22.0″ 24.9% 24.8% 30.0% 217 200 vegetative 2018 received a fungicide application
Jim Casper – Carney Road 19.5″ 23.3% 25.5% 31.5% 204 215 vegetative 2015
John Mueller – County Road BB 20.0″ 21.1% 25.9% 31.9% 200 212 vegetative 2016
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy – County Road PP 21.5″ 24.6% 25.7% 30.8% 209 205 vegetative 2017
Hedrich Farms – County Road PP 22.0″ 21.5% 25.5% 31.5% 204 200 vegetative 2017
Van Daalwyk Farm, Elm Road 22″ 21.3% 28.1% 33.1% 188 200 late veg to very early bud 2018
Faust Farm, County F 25″ 23.4% 25.8% 30.0% 213 185 late veg to  early bud 2018
Bon-Home, Irish Rd., Chilton 25″ 20.6% 32.9% 41.0% 144 185 late veg to early bud 2016
Greg Bohman, County PP 22″ 23.6% 26.4% 30.8% 206 200 late veg to early bud 2017
Winter Rye 37″ 12.2% 34.8% 57.3% 101
Winter Triticale 26″ 13.5% 33.4% 52.1% 112

Sample taken May 24, 2019

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Diedrick Family Farms – Banner Road 19.5″ 25.0% 21.9% 26.5% 252 215 vegetative 2017
Dan Lisowe – County Road H 19.0″ 19.1% 27.4% 34.4% 183 218 vegetative 2018
Ken Rach – County Road E 18.5″ 24.5% 21.8% 26.8% 250 220 vegetative 2018 received a fungicide application
Jim Casper – Carney Road 17.0″ 22.9% 20.9% 26.3% 257 230 vegetative 2015
John Mueller – County Road BB 16.5″ 19.9% 26.3% 33.0% 192 235 vegetative 2016
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy – County Road PP 17.5″ 22.2% 23.1% 28.5% 231 228 vegetative 2017
Hedrich Farms – County Road PP 18.5″ 20.5% 25.7% 31.9% 201 220 vegetative 2017
Van Daalwyk Farm, Elm Road 17″ 19.8% 24.8% 30.3% 214 230 vegetative 2018
Faust Farm, County F 21″ 23.7% 24.1% 29.0% 225 210 vegetative 2018
Bon-Home, Irish Rd. Chilton 22″ 24.7% 23.3% 28.5% 231 200 vegetative 2016
Greg Bohman, County PP 18″ 24.0% 24.0% 29.0% 225 225 vegetative 2017
Winter Rye 32″ 16.4% 30.1% 49.9% 122 flag leaf exposed
Winter Triticale 21″ 18.8% 27.5% 46.1% 136 flag leaf exposed

Sample taken May 21, 2019

Grower Height (inches) Protein ADF NDF RFV PEAQ Growth Stage Seeding Year
Diedrick Family Farms – Banner Road 19.0″ 24.2% 21.8% 26.8% 250 218 vegetative 2017
Dan Lisowe – County Road H 16.5″ 19.5% 26.8% 33.4% 189 235 vegetative 2018
Ken Rach – County Road E 16.0″ 23.6% 22.2% 27.5% 242 238 vegetative 2018 received a fungicide application
Jim Casper – Carney Road 16.5″ 23.5% 21.6% 26.8% 250 235 vegetative 2015
John Mueller – County Road BB 15.5″ 21.2% 23.9% 29.5% 221 242 vegetative 2016
Wenzel Hilltop Dairy – County Road PP 14.5″ 20.0% 23.5% 30.0% 220 248 vegetative 2017
Hedrich Farms – County Road PP 15.5″ 23.4% 20.7% 25.6% 265 242 vegetative 2017
Van Daalwyk Farm, Elm Road 17.0″ 25.88% 19.91% 24.08% 283 230 vegetative 2018
Faust Farm, County F 18.0″ 24.24% 20.15% 25.07% 272 225 vegetative 2018
Bon-Home, Irish Rd. Chilton 19.0″ 28.12% 19.19% 22.99% 299 215 vegetative 2016
Greg Bohman, County PP 16.0″ 25.68% 18.98% 24.36% 283 235 vegetative 2017
Winter Rye 22.0″ 12.62% 25.81% 44.87% 142 flag leaf emerged
Winter Triticale 18.5″ 17.30% 23.49% 39.97% 164 flag leaf just starting to emerge