08-20-2013 04:43 AM
Things you need to know when predicting what your crops are going to yield.
1. Planting date........have to have it planted timely or EXPECT lower yields.
2. Planting conditions......If the seeds don't come up, there won't be anything to harvest. If you don't have a stand, EXPECT lower yields.
3.The daily weather.....Not enough rain in many places....Too much rain for a time in other places....Too cool for a late crop to catch up......Too hot at the wrong times. If any of this stuff happens, EXPECT lower yields.
4. Future weather.......See #3 plus add in ending the growing season before the crops are mature, EXPECT lower yields.
5. Almost every farmer can't predict what his own fields are going to yield, let alone everyone else's.
6. Please feel free to add your own............................
08-20-2013 04:57 AM
08-20-2013 05:05 AM
shagy, i'd guess youare right about milo. It will all add to total feed grain supply. I was just wondering about the distillers grain left from milo/ethanol production? just a side issue but is it as good of feed as corn/ddgs???
08-20-2013 05:07 AM
08-20-2013 05:22 AM
08-20-2013 05:27 AM
Shaggy, around here, feedlots have nutritionists figure a 'least-cost' ration, using available feeds, to figure what to feed cattle. Whether they blend in wheat, soy hulls, cotton hulls, ethanol by-products or whatever, they juggle the ingredients around, to see what gives the lowest cost, while keeping performance up. I think the milo will offset at least some corn, but if others in your area, are like you, and have extra milo, but are short in corn bushels, it will probably be mostly local, as they will offset each other.
08-20-2013 06:08 AM
08-20-2013 07:58 PM