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Forage Types

Hay, silage and pasture is your business, and it's our focus. Take your operation to the next level with the help of our comprehensive and practical information, education and technology about various forage types.

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Where climate is adequate for its growth, corn silage is the main forage in intensive cattle production systems.

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God’s given us 54 organic acres to work with on a grazing system and 110 cows to milk. Four years ago, we put up 55 bales of baleage. Last year, we stacked 400.

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If you have ever driven through southern Idaho in the summer, you will notice there is alfalfa and corn everywhere.

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Weather during harvest can be the biggest challenge in putting up high-quality hay. If hay is still a bit wet but a storm is coming and you want to get it baled and stored before the rain, you might consider using inoculants and hay preservatives.

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If you are interested in becoming an organic operation, good records are essential, says Kristen Adams, certification service director at Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA) Certified Organic.

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Winter annual forages have become a mainstay for many dairy and beef rations across the country. The greatest challenge for many of my local producers is managing harvest timing to maximize quality with rain events that not only delay custom harvesters but also cause your perfectly timed harvest to come to a halt.

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