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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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A Pennsylvania farm worker was killed while taking a silage sample.

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For most hay producers throughout the United States, 2007 ended up being a good year. Hay prices were well above five-year averages, and weather permitting, 2008 is looking to remain the same for most growers.

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Sudangrass, forage sorghums and sorghum-sudangrass crosses (all in the genus Sorghum) contain a non-poisonous chemical called dhurrin.

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“Our hay acres will remain the same as our hay ground is not under irrigation.Several people in our area with sprinklers are pulling out their hay to put in corn, but we currently don’t have that option.

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There are many ways to store silage on your farm. Each farmer needs to find out what works for him or her.

Most farmers consider bunkers, top unloading tower silos and bagged silage before making their choice. Tower silos are the most widely used. Bunkers and silage bags have become more common in recent years.

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