Alfalfa Hotline

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