U.S. feed grain production for 2013–2014 is projected at 376 million metric tons, up from 286 million metric tons in 2012–2013, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report.
For the four feed grains combined, U.S. planted area is up 1.6 million acres. The 2013–2014 corn crop is projected at a record 14.1 billion bushels, 3.4 billion bushels above the 2012–2013 season’s drought-reduced crop. Yields are forecast to average 158 bushels per acre, down 5.6 bushels from earlier expectations as mid-May plantings are likely to fall well short of the pace seen in recent years.
As of the May 6 Crop Progress report, 12 percent of the corn crop had been planted in the 18 reporting states, compared with 69 percent in 2012 and 47 percent for the 2008–2012 average. Total corn use for 2013–2014 is projected at 12.9 billion bushels, 1.8 billion bushels over 2012–2013 but lower than 2009–2010 and 2010–2011, when total use exceeded 13 billion bushels.
Disappearance is projected higher on increased use for feed and residual; food, seed and industrial use; and exports, according to the USDA. U.S. corn exports are expected to rebound to 1.3 billion bushels but remain well below recent year highs due to record global coarse grain supplies and stiff competition from corn produced in Brazil, Argentina and Ukraine. U.S. corn prices are projected sharply lower, with the 2013–2014 midpoint of the price range down 32 percent at $4.70 per bushel.
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extension outreach appointment, Dr. Tom Overton, professor of dairy management
within Cornell University’s College of Agriculture, spends much of his time
working with NY dairies, their nutritionists and vets on issues related to
transition cow management. In his opinion, one of the areas of opportunity for
dairy farms can be found in the management of the pre-calving diet. With
his team, Overton is currently involved in a commercial research study involving
55 farms focused on the influence of particle size on dry cow diets. “We’re
finding that diets are quite sortable with large differences in particle size
distribution,” Overton explains. “[The industry] needs to do a better job in
terms of particle size to make [the rations] less sortable.” In a
total mixed ration, sorting is problematic because cows tend to favor the grain
component and therefor may not consume the necessary fiber and nutrients. In
this video, Overton discusses his team’s research involving pre-calving dairy
diets at the World Dairy Expo. The 2014 edition of
the World Dairy Expo, which was held in early October in Madison,
WI, drew more than
300,000 visitors from roughly 90 countries. The event featured 2,500 head of
dairy cattle and more than 250 exhibitors.
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