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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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Optimum efficiency in hay production is important for profit generation, regardless of whether it is grown for ranch consumption or for sale. Hay harvest can become very inefficient if the wrong equipment and an inadequate number of people are used in the process.

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For many years, livestock producers have embraced the use of bale processors for a lot of different reasons. However, there are very few studies that have evaluated them with a cost analysis in order to track the value they provide to owners.

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Weighing scales play a crucial role in farming operations, as they streamline the harvest management process from scratch. These feature-rich scales come with advanced technologies that offer tremendous value to the agriculture and farming industry.

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Operator behavior plays a major role in overall machine longevity, performance and owning and operating expenses. Properly training your operators and establishing an accountable environment on the farm can benefit your operation in a number of ways, including:

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With contribution from Matt Hayes and Bill Edmonson, RDO Integrated Controls.

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology is making strides in its position as a practical and professional tool in the agriculture industry.

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How extensively are you using agriculture technology on your forage operation? Ag technology and precision ag continue to advance rapidly, with many established companies and newcomers to the agriculture stage offering tools they claim deliver quality data.

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