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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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Much like a favorite pair of boots we pull on every day but can’t recall the last time we cleaned and oiled, farm skid and small oscillating loaders are so useful we use them for everything from cleaning pens to moving feed. For most of us, it is a rare day someone does not use the skid loader for some task, big or small.

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Are you thinking about purchasing a hay baler that includes a pre-cutting system? Experts like University of Wisconsin forage agronomist Dr. Dan Undersander say – if you’re not considering it, you should be.

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When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When Brad and Kim Black ended up with several acres of switchgrass, they decided to graze it. This decision has permanently changed their grazing program.

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Hay is often priced by what your neighbor is selling it for down the road. After all, if their price is cheaper than yours, they will probably make the sale before you. But are the consumers really getting what they paid for?

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As I get older, it is just part of life to get a bit set in my ways. Change is inevitable, and sometimes changes come with more than a little heartburn. A good example comes from a form of new technology – social media.

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Mentoring is a valuable way to transfer knowledge from an established producer to a new operator. It is also a tremendous risk management tool.

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