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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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Silage is a great option to integrate into your feeding program, but it is not a cheap endeavor. Aside from the time spent growing the crop, the process of storing it effectively to preserve quality can be time-consuming and costly. The traditional plastic and tire method can be a safety hazard for employees and creates waste that ends up in a dumpster if not recycled.

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Any crop with the title “hemp” seems to be a hot topic in our industry, and sunn hemp proves to be no different. If you are looking to diversify your cover crop or grazing programs, sunn hemp may be an option for you.

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Bale grazing can be more cost-effective than hauling hay to cattle, since cows are feeding themselves. The bonus is free fertilizer; it concentrates cattle temporarily where they are eating a row of bales, and you gradually move manure deposits across the field as you let them into the next row.

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Dr. Murl Bailey is a professor of toxicology and emergency medicine in the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He is an expert on toxins that adversely affect livestock, including those found in plants.

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Inspiration or desperation? Changes made on farms are generally driven by one of these two reasons.

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To produce high-quality alfalfa, growers must be engaged in the timely management of pests, including weeds. Seedling alfalfa is especially susceptible to weed interference as interspecific competition can inhibit alfalfa growth and development and compromise stand persistence.

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