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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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As we close the harvest season, hopefully we have gathered our crops without a serious injury or emergency situation arising. Sadly, farming isn’t like a ball game; there are no timeouts to stave off a bad situation. They happen quickly and with no warning whatsoever.

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As a successful harvest wraps up, many farmers are turning their attention to next spring, making decisions on fertilizer, crop rotations and seed purchases. In the excitement of planning another potential record crop, regular maintenance may be overlooked.

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Tillage in cover crops, high-speed planting, corn chopping and silage bale-wrapping were among the equipment demonstrations at the Canada Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario. Attendance grew to more than 42,000 at this year’s show, and equipment demonstrations were a popular attraction.

Check out this video highlighting tillage equipment, a high-speed planter, corn chopping and a silage bale wrapper.  FG

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Farmer A’s corn crop was nearly beaten to death by wind and hail and lay limp on the ground. Now, how’s he supposed to harvest that? He’ll have to harvest something – the bank note will be due soon.

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Twenty years ago, John Russell saw an Amish gentleman pulling a fluffer through a hayfield with a team of horses in central Ohio.

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As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. After years of struggling with costly and time-consuming loading and unloading methods for hay and straw, Jason Grady decided to do something different.

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