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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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Spring is almost here, and winter annuals will be ready to harvest very soon. One problem that seems to be getting worse is contamination of winter annuals with dirt resulting in higher ash concentrations.

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Working in a commercial agricultural-testing laboratory, I see all different types of feed and forage samples submitted in all kinds of ways. A silage sample might be sent to us in a large vet glove, while a corn grain might come in a coffee can, even when most labs provide sample bags for submission. Which brings me to the first of four common mistakes made when submitting forage samples to a commercial laboratory for testing.

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Forage quality is a top priority when it comes to feeding cattle.

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About four years ago, extensive areas of very low-pH soils were reported in parts of Montana, followed a couple of years ago by similar problems in North Dakota fields.

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Kale Jackson approaches everything in his life as an engineer, constantly striving to be more efficient, including producing high-quality hay.

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For dairy farmers, the goal for corn silage is simple: harvest the most tons possible of a highly digestible hybrid.

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