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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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As herd sizes have grown, so have the storage units that preserve the forages used to feed dairy cows.

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The concept of whole-farm nutrient management can be easily described as the “active process of making decisions related to nutrients imported (feed and fertilizer) to a farm and those nutrients exported (milk, animals and manure) or lost via air or water.”

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I think the year was 1974. I was hauling an occasional load of potatoes to supplement the dairy income.

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What is the most important part of alfalfa production?
“The harvest because that is when most things go wrong.

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As long-time stewards of the environment, farmers have always worked to produce quality products while taking care to preserve the quality of their resources for the next year and next generation.

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Fundamentally, the goal of hay production is to provide an inexpensive feedstuff that meets the nutritional needs (i.e., energy, protein, mineral, etc.) of the livestock.

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