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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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Mob grazing is the rage, but what does that even mean? Well, it depends on who you ask. There is a lot of confusion over the term “mob grazing.” Most often, producers who use the term are really talking about management-intensive grazing.

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Soil sulfur is something we never used to pay much attention to. It was generally available in adequate supply and was seldom a limiting factor in yields or forage quality. That has changed over the past several years. Soil sulfur is decreasing and can become limiting.

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The drought of 2012 left many ranchers across the U.S. de-stocking rangeland. Steve and Sheila Grudzinski’s 400-head cow-calf herd in Loup City, Nebraska, on the Split Ear Ranch was among the casualties.

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Much like the transitions other ranchers and farmers have experienced over the past 50-plus years, our evolution with hay handling here in rural Idaho has been a transition from loose hay, to small square bales, to large round and square bales.

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When producers talk about precision farming, haymaking isn’t normally at the top of the conversation. I think we are all guilty of looking past haymaking in favor of more glamorous topics like tillage and seeding applications

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Due to their unique set of capabilities, telehandlers are quickly becoming a popular and essential machine on hay production operations throughout the U.S.

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