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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 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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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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