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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 harvesting begins with the cutting of fresh forage, and can be done by a mower, mower-conditioner or a windrower.

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The exporters have grown over the last thirty years from a wild experiment to a major market for Pacific Northwest hay. This new market has been a boon to both hay growers and domestic users of alfalfa hay.

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The first frost of the autumn generally brings a flurry of forage- related questions. These questions usually center on three general topics:

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Bunkers and trenches are among the most popular silage storage structures in large dairies and feedlots due to their economic attractiveness.

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Iowa State University (ISU) Extension economist William Edwards said a new decision aid for comparing the costs of different hay storage options is now available on ISU Extension’s Ag Decision Maker (ADM) website.

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The goal of a successful stock or dairy farm is to obtain the most sanitary conditions at the least cost.

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