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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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Planning ahead for your silage crop pays off when you strive for efficiency and quality.

DuPont Pioneer senior nutritionist and veterinarian Bill Seglar offers tips for timely harvesting to maintain – or improve – your corn silage operation.

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One of the most important factors in the cutting and harvesting of forages is minimizing drying time. With the unpredictable weather patterns farmers experience, getting forage crops cut and quickly harvested must be done efficiently.

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Another harvest season is approaching and, as always, there is no guarantee the weather this season will be better than last.

While some producers suffered from less forage supply than expected, many were starting from a comfortable supply left in bunks from the previous year.

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The following came in response to the article 'Drying forage for hay and haylage' which appeared in the May 2011 edition. Click here to read the original article.

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Spring winds, unwelcome frosts and the occasional rainstorm have been reminding us that crop season is upon us once again.

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The most common technique in North America for harvest of forage crops is making hay. When put up correctly, hay is cost-effective, meets the nutritional needs of nearly all classes of livestock and, if protected from weather damage, can be stored almost indefinitely.

Round bales have become the industry standard in many areas for haymaking systems due to their capacity, the mechanization of hay handling and the reasonable cost of the machinery required.

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