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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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Plastic-wrapped round bale silage (also know as baleage) is harvested forage preserved by anaerobic fermentation of sugar and starch in the forage-making acids that lowers pH levels and preserves the forage.

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Areas across the continent are beginning to see a new change in traditional hay production. While parts of the country have been utilizing baleage for years, it hasn’t been seen coast-to-coast, so to speak, until recently.

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The raking step is sometimes taken for granted in the production of quality hay, but how a rake handles the hay can materially impact raking speed, forage quality and profitability.

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After feeding cornstalks, probably the lowest-cost way to feed cattle in the fall and winter is to stockpile forages.

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Any hay producer can attest to the fact that consistently producing and delivering high-quality hay is the key to a successful business.

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What’s the best way to store round bales? While all bales should be stored in a well-drained location, there’s unfortunately no definitive answer as to the “best” storage system.

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