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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 I discuss the use of native grasses in forage programs, I often encounter folks who’ve heard native grasses aren’t a practical option because they are “too difficult to manage.” Native grasses like big bluestem, indiangrass and switchgrass are what we refer to as “tall-growing” and, like any tall grass, are more sensitive to overgrazing.

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Silvopasture practices may require a little research, but they could help you get a break on your property taxes.

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When Tryg Koch and his partner established Heritage Custom Farming in 2006, they had no land of their own and worked through their first season with nothing but a borrowed tractor.

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We all like scores: golf scores, bowling scores, limestone scores – single numbers that tell us volumes about complex situations. We use scores all the time. A bowling score of 300 is not just good; it’s a perfect game. A golf score of 300 is, well, not. Sometimes scores go by different names.

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Improving forage quality continues to be a hot topic for dairy managers and nutritionists as they look for ways to support higher levels of herd production.

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When it comes to bale wrapping, there may be a little more wiggle room for putting up a quality product than once thought – according to research at the University of Arkansas and the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

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