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Harvest & Storage

Forage quality doesn’t increase after harvest, so it’s critical to achieve optimal harvest and store it right to reduce loss. Let our experts tell you how.

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Forage testing is done to estimate the intake and performance by livestock. Low-quality hay does not allow a high-producing animal to consume enough digestible energy to be highly productive.

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Most people consider death and taxes as the only two “certainties” in our human existence. Most dairy or beef producers would probably add a third “certainty” to the list: cattle do not like to eat dirt.

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For some custom harvesters, there may come a time when things are a little slower than usual. Does that mean panic is warranted?

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Special attention should be paid to the cutting height when harvesting switchgrass or other native warm-season grasses for forage or biomass (Figure 1).

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When Tryg Koch and his partner established Heritage Custom Farming in 2006, they had no land of their own and worked through their first season with nothing but a borrowed tractor.

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We all like scores: golf scores, bowling scores, limestone scores – single numbers that tell us volumes about complex situations. We use scores all the time. A bowling score of 300 is not just good; it’s a perfect game. A golf score of 300 is, well, not. Sometimes scores go by different names.

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