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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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Losses begin at cutting: That’s the most basic hay and forage fact in relation to quality. Once the blade slices a hay stem, the quality race is on!

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Goats offer a natural alternative for control of invasive species, even for hard-to-manage brush such as red cedar and multiflora rose.

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Most farmers begin planting cover crops to revitalize the soil, increase plant productivity or to offset feed costs. For Kansas grower Bill Buessing and his family, however, the change in management was a little more personal.

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Since hybridization of corn maize became popular in the 1930s, yields have made a steady increase.

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Farmers deal with many variables when it comes to raising a crop, be it changes in the weather or changes in unsettled markets, but the act of harvesting can be one ray of stability when left to professional custom harvesters.

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Custom harvesting of forage crops today is akin to the old thrashing days when a community would pool its money and buy a community thrasher because no farmer could afford to own it by himself.

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