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Forage Production

Whether you graze, chop, ensile, bag or bale forage, we offer practical information for your hay, silage and pasture needs.

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Wyoming hay is an easy sell to horse customers, dairy and beef producers alike. The high plains and mountain valleys of Wyoming are close to perfect for high-quality alfalfa and alfalfa-mixed grass production.

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It has been difficult to make good hay across a large geographic area this spring and summer. Repeated rains, high humidity and reduced sunshine have prevented many growers from finding long enough dry spells to get hay dry, or even to dare cut their hay.

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A most common question that is received at local extension offices during hay-making season begins with the phrase, “I just baled xx acres of a nice orchardgrass-fescue mix,” followed by the question, “What is my hay worth?”

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As summertime starts to heat up and the first (or in some cases second) cutting of hay is nearing completion, I know there are many farmers looking ahead to harvest season.

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Hay is one of the most complex and challenging commodities when it comes to pricing. Unlike other feedstuffs such as grains or byproducts, hay may come from various plant sources, each with a different feeding value.

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Numbers. Nearly everybody hates them, but everybody needs them. This is becoming particularly true in a competitive agriculture industry where crop prices have steadily declined over the past few years.

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