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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 farms seek to increase productivity, it may be time to consider upgrading your self-propelled forage harvesting machines as well.

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Having spent a substantial portion of my youth hauling hay, I am constantly amazed by the advances in hay handling and hauling.

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Purchasing a tractor requires a major expenditure and, before signing the sales contract, two questions need to be answered. Is the tractor really needed to make the operation more economically efficient? If so, are you buying the right tractor? There are many choices in choosing a tractor, and each one will determine purchase satisfaction.

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Just because it can be done doesn’t make it a good idea. Time for a review of the basics of towing behind the trusty farm pickup.

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Anybody who runs a bale wagon will tell you how critical bale length is. A New Holland bale wagon, for instance, will pick up three bales and lay them end-to-end in the stacker.

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Burns, Oregon, in the month of August is a series of sandy hills smattered with sparse, dead yellow grass traced with gravel roads that kick up grayish-yellow dust – until you reach the hay fields.

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