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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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Late summer means the fall planting season is upon us. In the coming weeks, hundreds of thousands of acres will be planted. Here are some key considerations to help ensure your plantings are successful and cost-effective.

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High-starch feeds can encourage excellent milk production by providing a great energy source to cows, but they may seem intimidating to producers. Ensiling feeds such as corn silage, high-moisture corn (HMC) and snaplage bring additional challenges to silage fermentation because these feeds are high in starch and can differ in moisture content.

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Until recently, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, were primarily viewed as either a “cool toy” or the “latest and greatest” piece of technology only owned by the largest and most cutting-edge farms.

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As torrential rain pelts my office window in Central Texas, I have brief moments of wishing it would stop. Thunderstorms and steady downpours have limited or completely halted outdoor activities for the past three days.

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The adage “make hay while the sun shines” is hard to live by when your goal is high-quality harvested forage, especially in the spring and early summer when conditions such as mild temperatures,

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Over the years, I have had various discussions with hay producers on whether we should try to improve fertility in our hay and pasture fields or try to get more forages from nearby farms. There are advantages and disadvantages to each.

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