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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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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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In this video from Saskatchewan Agriculture, Livestock Specialist Naomi Paley and Regional Forage Specialist Todd Jorgenson discuss the importance of feed testing and demonstrate how to obtain a proper feed sample.

Jim and Connie Umble have been haying for about 20 years on the Wyoming-Nebraska border. During hay season, they systematically set their alarm clocks alternately throughout the night, taking turns waking up to check the humidity gauges to see if the dew has come and the hay is ready to bale.

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Producers who feed corn silage to their dairy cows or custom chop for customers understand the significance of good silage processing. As planning begins for this fall’s corn silage harvest, it’s a good time to ensure your operation is prepared for proper chop length and kernel processing of corn silage.

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