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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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Five years ago, when you drove into an ag dealer lot you could hardly turn a car around (let alone a truck and trailer) due to the amount of inventory.

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Function. A word with seven definitions, one being “a group of related actions contributing to a larger action.” Forage. A word with four key functions.

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Situation No. 1

You just finished changing the alternator on the haybine and are happy that it can now go back to work, cutting the alfalfa before the rain hits tomorrow.

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True or false: Hay is priced, along with other farm commodities, with its value dictated by recent and local auction prices.

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It is 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and the hay is just finally dry enough to bale. On the first round in the field, my pocket vibrates just as my radio sitting in the cup holders starts to blast; it must be bad news.

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From the first mower pass to the last load of silage, every step a producer takes can affect the nutritional value and profitability of their forage crop in some way.

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