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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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Why use GPS guidance in forage operations?

As more agriculture technology comes onto the market, there is a clear need to integrate foundational management practices with new precision technologies.

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There’s a lot of pressure on custom harvesters. In a small window of time, they are rushing to get multiple clients’ forages ensiled – often across many states with a dog-tired crew by the end of the season.

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There is no adrenaline rush quite like trying to get a field harvested before a storm hits or the anticipation of waiting for a field to dry out so you can run an implement through.

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Rotational grazing isn’t a new idea. Nor is the idea of managing native rangelands and the ruminants that graze them in the vein of how the American bison grazed the landscape.

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As I write this article in early spring, talk of drought is becoming more prevalent in many parts of the country. Drought years can be tough on forage operations in many ways.

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You’re dreaming of a sunny day when the hay is just right, not too wet and not too dry. You are baling the perfect windrow on the perfect sunny day.

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