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Forage Production

Whether you graze, chop, ensile, bag or bale forage, we offer practical information for your hay, silage and pasture needs.

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When it comes to efficiency, it’s tough to beat soil testing. What else can you do for less than a dollar an acre that has such a large potential impact on crop yield, quality and farm profitability?

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It may be too early to conduct an export year in review but, given the roller coaster ride of 2020, exporters should be forgiven for wanting to look forward to a new year and a clean slate. So far, this has been a year of challenges and risks, requiring new skills and methods.

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Which of these methods of hay storage do you identify with?

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Acute nitrate toxicity occurs when animals consume high-nitrate forages for a short period of time. Nitrate is converted to nitrite by rumen microbes as an intermediate step in converting the nitrate to microbial protein. Ruminant animals are specifically at risk, as they bring up the feed bolus for chewing and inhale the nitrite.

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Sorghum can be one of the most suitable forages to produce silage in regions with problems of rainfall or irrigation restrictions.

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Water surged through H&D Tucker Farms where fields of crops once stood. Although the farm includes a mile of the Arkansas River, one might have thought it was much more by looking over the farm’s fields in June 2019.

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