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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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The question of whether to implement a managed grazing program is one often faced by forage-livestock producers who wish to improve efficiency and productivity.

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The majority of the hay harvested as dry hay or haylage in many areas of the U.S. is some variety of grass.

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Value added, or the process of increasing the economic value and consumer appeal of a product, has been utilized for many years in agriculture. Forage analysis is one example of “value” that has been “added” to hay, haylage or other forages.

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Alfalfa is one of the world’s most versatile crops, growing in environments ranging from the cold northern prairies to the blistering western deserts. Alfalfa grows on soils ranging from beach sands to heavy clays. It can be grazed, fresh fed, baled, cubed, pelletized or turned into silage.

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Alfalfa is the premier forage crop with high yield, high forage quality, season-long productivity, drought tolerance and extended stand life.

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In this Forage Forum article, Pioneer alfalfa research director, Dave Miller, discusses how the genetics of alfalfa varieties are different than the other major crops and how they are tested.

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