Fae Holin

Editor, Hay & Forage Grower

Raised on a Minnesota crop and livestock farm, Fae Holin began her career at a small Wisconsin weekly newspaper and, for the past 32 years, has been on the writing staffs of The Farmer/The Dakota Farmer, USAgriculture, The Corn and Soybean Digest and Hay & Forage Grower. Fae was named Editor of Hay & Forage Grower in 2011 after serving as its Managing Editor for seven years. She writes, edits and enjoys traveling to farms and talking with growers and ag-industry people.

Alfalfa Seed Supply Adequate For 2015 1
Adequate supplies of proprietary alfalfa seed should be available for 2015, but prices will be slightly higher.
Mob Graziers Tell Their Story Via Video 1
A young researcher’s three-day journey to gather “nuts-and-bolts” information from Upper-Midwestern mob graziers has led to a series of short videos.
Test Shows How Low-Lignin Alfalfas Will Feed
Total-tract NDF digestibility "dovetails very nicely" with low-lignin alfalfa, says Dave Combs, University of Wisconsin dairy scientist. "It defines what that low-lignin level is actually doing to fiber digestibility within the plant."
Low-Lignin Alfalfas Move Toward The Market 1
If low- or reduced-lignin alfalfas perform as well as alfalfa seed companies claim, they, along with a new way to predict forage quality – called total-tract NDF digestibility or TTNDFD – could rejuvenate the alfalfa industry, say industry experts.
Make Red Clover Silage In A Day
Red clover silage can be made in less than a day by wide swathing and tedding.
Hay Prices Challenged By Rains, Lower-Test Crop
Idaho, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming growers have fought hay-production challenges this year, with lower-quality product to market.
New Holland Reveals Leading-Edge Equipment For 2014 And 2015
This summer, New Holland unrolled a 2 x 3' square baler and a wheel rake as well as unveiled new round balers and a self-propelled windrower available in 2015.
What’s Hot At World Dairy Expo Seminars
Baleage will be one of many forage-related subjects explored during forage seminars presented at World Dairy Expo, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 4.
Cows Milk Well On Shredlage
Cows produced more milk per day when fed Shredlage than when fed conventionally processed corn silage, according to a recent University of Wisconsin feeding trial.
Shredlage Processing Varies Among Operators
A cup method can consistently examine and measure Shredlage to help create a uniform feed, says Roger Olson of Shredlage LLC.
Krone's Newest Forage Tools Include Chopper Series, Mowers
Hay & Forage Grower was invited to Germany to see demonstrations of Krone's newest – and not all yet released – forage machines.
Hillco Machine Makes One-Pass Livestock Feed Possible
A one-pass system from Hillco Technologies harvests and packages crop residue into livestock feed.
High-Biomass Balansa Clover Controls Weeds
A new balansa clover produces so much biomass that it crowds out weeds.
Harvest Tec Machine Makes Dew, Too
Another commercial machine on the market that adds moisture to hay is called the Dew Simulator, from Harvest Tec, Hudson, WI.
Eastern Grower Invests In Dew Machine
A Pennsylvania hay grower sees value in a dew machine to steam the hay in the daytime to preserve the leaf content.

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