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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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The goal of ensiling forage crops is to maximize dry matter and nutrient recovery so the maximum amount of high-quality material is available to feed.

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Forage quality doesn’t increase after harvest, so what methods can be put into place to ensure haylage yields are of optimum use to animals? Agriculture experts have spent years researching what steps affect forage nutrition, and some of the most minute details can alter the makeup of your product.

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From the moment you start baling to the moment the last bale is unloaded at your storage location, there are numerous benefits to making dense bales.

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If you had a brand-spanking-new fishing boat, would you store it outside, exposed to the elements? Depends, right?

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This quote can be applied to outside hay storage because a substantial portion of the often-large losses that occur when large round bales are stored outside can be avoided when various practices are implemented.

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There can be a lot of value just waiting to be harvested from alfalfa fields during the fall. Unfortunately, fall-harvesting of alfalfa isn’t a “free lunch,” and sometimes the return isn’t worth the costs.

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