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Buying new hay or silage equipment? Having maintenance issues? Want to learn equipment tips to increase efficiency? We can help with your equipment decisions.

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Farming, no matter what production methods are used, works in concert with nature. Even the most complex biotechnology works only when used with the partnership of Mother Nature. Nature can also deal some pretty tough challenges to our equipment, both in the field and back at the shed.

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Ensuring that plants receive adequate nutrition is a critical component of a profitable yield, no matter which forage crop you produce.

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Forage equipment is traditionally used to harvest and package crops such as grass, alfalfa, triticale, wheat, barley, oats, corn and sorghum. When harvesting grass, alfalfa or triticale, the product is most often cut with a swather or mower.

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When farmers think about efficiency, it’s most often a question such as, “How can I cover my acreage with this field operation in the least amount of time?” Engineers define efficiency, however, as the percentage of work output to work input into the operation.

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The purchase or replacement of a piece of machinery for your farm business is a major decision point and goes beyond the availability of cash to pay for it. It goes without saying that new machinery and equipment, particularly self-propelled machinery with ever-evolving technological features and options, is very expensive.

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Forage quality is a top priority when it comes to feeding cattle.

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