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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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Thinking ahead will almost always save time and money, especially when making a long-term commitment to grow a hay crop.

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Men and women who harvest forage crops need to follow the weather predictions closely, especially when there is a shift to the “chance of showers” weather pattern.

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An interview with Dr. Garry Lacefield, Extension Forage Specialist, University of Kentucky

Q. How did you get started in the forage industry?

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Manure can contain significant amounts of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K) and other essential plant nutrients.

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Preventing molds and mycotoxins in dairy cattle feed is imperative to keep a herd healthy and on track to meet operational goals. Since there are few ways to overcome issues once mycotoxins are present, it is essential to prevent them from creeping into the ration.

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What was the best and worst part of operating in 2008?

“The best part for me was the weather. We didn’t have any rained- on hay, and the timing was good for all cuttings. Not too much went wrong with the year.

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