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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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University of Illinois Extension educator Jim Morrison recommends establishing alfalfa fields with six to eight inches growth before a killing frost occurs. The following advice was provided in a August 5 news release from the University of Illinois Extension:

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Fuel and fuel efficiency are important factors in improving your margin. Storage of that fuel can have a devastating impact on performance and longevity of your engine.

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When it comes to moving feed for the dairy industry in Idaho, few companies have been doing it longer than Glen Capps, Inc. of Jerome, Idaho.

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Iowa State University (ISU) Extension economist William Edwards said a new decision aid for comparing the costs of different hay storage options is now available on ISU Extension’s Ag Decision Maker (ADM) website.

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“For us, the key to having good silage that keeps is getting our bunkers covered quickly and with good compaction.

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Sales of standing forage require an estimate of market price and a method of determining yield – whether forage is sold by the bale, ton or acre – as a starting point for negotiations between the buyer and seller.

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