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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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Watch this video to see haying equipment from a grease zerk’s view, and learn best practices to reduce leaf loss. 

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If a baler were a cow, we could install a cannula into the baler’s belly and watch the internal action. We could install cameras in the throat, the rumen and the nether parts – or the correlating baler parts, such as at the pick-up teeth, the knotter, the cutter, the plunger, and all the way out to the loader and truck.

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Have you taken a good look at your alfalfa stands lately? They might be getting a little thin.

Most alfalfa fields start to lose stand and production ability after cutting hay for several years.

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It’s a well-known fact that spring and fall are the busiest times of the year for farmers. Many work long days, starting before sunup and finishing after sundown. These long hours can be hard on your health. Consequently, it is highly important to pay attention to what your body is telling you.

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Producers who feed corn silage to their dairy cows or custom chop for customers understand the significance of good silage processing. As planning begins for this fall’s corn silage harvest, it’s a good time to ensure your operation is prepared for proper chop length and kernel processing of corn silage.

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Are you using a forage inoculant in your forage program?

The evidence is clear, and the industry’s leading experts agree that it’s no longer a question of “Should I use a forage inoculant?” but rather, “Which forage inoculant should I use?”

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