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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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Winter is a good time for reflection. The year 2020 has given us quite a bit to reflect on. As we think about the year and try to learn from it, resist the urge to look over the fence and be jealous of your neighbor who is doing “better than you.”

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Every day, it seems, we hear about a new idea, concept, program or way of thinking that will dramatically improve our lives. Agriculture is a particular target of these new ideas and emerging technologies.

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Forages have always been an integral part of the feeding program for dairy cows. As a ruminant, the dairy cow needs forage in her diet. Whether forages are grazed or fed as preserved feeds, they are critical to the success of the dairy cow and the dairy farm.

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When the earliest round balers rolled from the assembly line into the field, hay and straw producers learned these shiny machines were the way of the future.

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Why do rodents chew wires?

One-quarter of house fires with undetermined causes are assumed to be caused by rodents chewing on electrical wires.

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With more than 160 years of history, the owners and staff at Bowles Farming Co. practice stewardship, sustainability and respect at every step of the farming process.

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