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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.


When traveling by mule, sometimes the hardest part is packing the saddle. It’s like solving a puzzle.

Packing silage for optimal density is a different kind of puzzle – one that relies on science to achieve an anaerobic, oxygen-free environment ideal for fermentation. But whether packing mules or packing silage, the right balance of weight is used to achieve optimum results.

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Most livestock producers can tell you the exact day they will be out of hay.

The current hay situation has put extra emphasis on harvesting as much high-quality hay as possible this hay season.

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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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