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.

Pack More Product Fast With High-Density Baler
The Krone BigPack 1290 HDP II large square baler runs faster and produces more 3 x 4’ bales at a higher density than its predecessor.
Western Alfalfa Hay Prices To Dip 3
Lower corn prices in 2014 will likely keep a lid on Western hay prices, predicted Seth Hoyt, Western hay market analyst.
A Tool That Predicts How Forage Will Feed
A relatively new tool, total-tract NDF digestibility (TTNDFD), seems to be accurately estimating forage value.
Italian Ryegrass Over Oats As An Alfalfa Companion Crop
As an alfalfa companion crop, Italian ryegrass provides higher forage quality than a one-cut oats crop and consistent yield through the season.
Italian Ryegrass Can Supply Third Of Forage In Dairy Diet
Italian ryegrass can replace a third of alfalfa and corn silage in dairy diets and increase milk yield.
Weather Tightens Alfalfa Seed Supply
Rain, hail and snow reduced proprietary and common alfalfa seed yields this year, making for tight 2014 alfalfa seed supplies.
Round Bale Accumulator Improves Safety
Dan Monahan invented an accumulator that can drop three round bales at a time on a level field spot.
What’s New In Alfalfas
The 2014 planting season offers growers a bit of choice – 26 new alfalfa varieties in the marketplace.
Pull-Behind Silage Packer Increases Density Slightly
The extra weight of a pull-behind silage-packing unit increases packing density, but not by much, says ag engineer.
Cows Can Maintain Milk Production Without Alfalfa
Producers and nutritionists can formulate good diets with no or little alfalfa in them and maintain milk production.
Shredlage Vs. Kernel Processing
Producers can do a better job of crushing kernels whether using Shredlage or conventional kernel processors.
Forage Export Market Grows 2
The U.S. Forage Export Council has been instrumental in helping Western exporters access expanding markets.
Making Do With Less Alfalfa In Dairy Diets
Here's what producers are substituting for alfalfa in dairy diets this challenging hay-production year.
BMR Silage Corns Gain Popularity 2
As conventional silage corn has increased in value in the dairy diet, so have brown midrib (BMR) hybrids.
Shredlage Can Substitute For Hay In Dairy Diets
Dairy producers are turning to Shredlage as an affordable replacement for alfalfa in their cows' diets.

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