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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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Ongoing red clover research is showing that, in comparison to alfalfa, red clover can benefit growers and livestock producers in several ways.

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Rhizoma peanut, or perennial peanut, is also known as Florida’s alfalfa because of the superior forage quality.

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Farmers in the Tucumcari area of eastern New Mexico have received limited amounts of water or no water at all for irrigation since 2002.

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The process of producing silage involves harvesting a fresh forage crop at a near-neutral pH from the field, putting that crop into an enclosed storage system of some sort (e.g., bales, bags, bunkers, pits, piles, towers, etc.) and acidifying the material to reduce its pH, which prevents the growth of spoilage organisms.

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When corn is standing in the field, two primary harvest options exist: combine grain or chop silage.

Determining what the grain is worth is easy. Multiply grain yield by bushel price. Subtract harvest, hauling, drying and storage costs if you desire net returns.

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0111fg_silage_1How do you store your silage? Why have you chosen that method? What equipment do you use to pack your pile?

Although some of you might have just gotten your corn silage crop planted a relatively short time ago, this issue we wanted to think ahead a few months to the end result and ask our producers about how they store and pack their silage.

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