You don’t need me to tell you that 2016 has been a little rough. After dropping out of record-setting prices in many segments of the agricultural industry, it has been painful to watch many of those prices soften.
Everyone should have inventoried, sampled and tested each lot of hay by now. Regardless if you market your hay or use it yourself, a forage inventory complete with quality tests is essential to making informed decisions. A test is a no-brainer for marketing purposes. How do you know what each lot is worth without a test?
Back in May, we had an excellent first cutting of hay, and farmers in our area of southeast Ohio had well above average yields. Many of us commented that when we have good yields, we usually need it, so many were preparing for the likelihood of a drought.
Progressive Forage is the Forage Industry Resource for progressive hay, silage and pasture producers. With contributors including freelance writers, extension specialists and allied industry partners, the leading-edge content is balanced and promotes the best in the forage industry.
All editorial content for Progressive Forage is driven by one primary goal – to provide informational resources that ensure success for forage producers.
Provide forward-thinking forage producers with practical, unbiased, researched forage articles to educate and inform.
Create an open forum for industry discussion and an easy-to-read magazine of expert information about the forage industry.
Assist forage producers in improving profitability and efficiency.
Progressive Dairyman magazine combines current news and events, market reports and industry trends with dairy management and production articles, publishing information dairymen can rely on to help serve their farms’ needs.
After 25 years of publishing practical and profitable information that helps U.S. dairymen succeed, Progressive Dairyman is now offering a Canadian edition at no cost to Canadian dairymen and others involved in the industry.
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