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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 2019 has been challenging to say the least. Hayfields have disappeared due to winterkill, and small grains matured before we could make hay. Making the forages that you have at the highest quality possible will be key.

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The most fundamental hay and forage fact is that quality losses begin at cutting. It’s impossible to preserve all the quality found in a standing crop. Once mown, the impact of metabolic and weathering losses can significantly impact crop quality.

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Those of you who have followed my articles know that I like to illuminate the complex challenges facing forage and livestock producers. Like you, I would prefer things were simpler, but unfortunately, just the opposite seems to be happening.

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Growing your business. What does that mean to you?

It’s not uncommon to think that growing your business means you must sell more products or services or have more customers.

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“Diversify” seems to be a buzzword around agriculture these days. Any commodity conference is bound to have a workshop on the topic. Yet what do they really mean for a forage grower?

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Reinventing a person is hard work – and that’s just one person.

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