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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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Summer often brings the appearance of ergot in fescue seed heads. Ergot also shows up in several cereal grains and other grasses.

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If you applied nitrogen or manure to your grass fields last month they should be starting to look thick and lush.

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Silo gas forms after chopped green forages are harvested, placed into storage and begin to ferment.

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Prussic acid poisoning can cause problems in cattle that consume sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass hybrids and forage sorghums. Forage sorghums have the highest potential for prussic acid poisoning and sudangrasses have the lowest of the three forages.

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The impact that wet weather has on your silage dry matter content depends to a great extent on where it’s stored. Tower silos aren’t affected much at all; neither are silage bags as long as you do like many farmers do and fold a hunk of bag plastic over the feeding face.

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High-moisture corn offers growers and feeders several advantages, especially when high feed costs are a major concern. High-moisture corn is a high-energy feed for both dairies and feedlots. There definitely are more advantages than disadvantages for operators who are feeding corn.

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