Hay & Forage Grower http://hayandforage.com/rss.xml en Advertisers http://hayandforage.com/advertisers <div class="node-body page-body">Hay & Forage Grower provides the newest production and marketing information for big-acreage growers of alfalfa and other forage crops.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/advertisers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:09:40 +0000 27691 at http://hayandforage.com 4 More Ag Stories You Don't Want To Miss http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-more-ag-stories-you-dont-want-miss <div class="field-deck"> They're about tough alfalfa, its future In Canada, the wet Alaskan crop and cover crops </div> <div class="node-body article-body">They're about tough alfalfa, its future In Canada, the wet Alaskan crop and cover crops.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-more-ag-stories-you-dont-want-miss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-more-ag-stories-you-dont-want-miss#comments HAY Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:06:00 +0000 27681 at http://hayandforage.com Hay & Forage Research In Brief http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-forage-research-brief <div class="node-body gallery-body">New research on bale feeders, silage corn, grazing practices and artificial shade are reported.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-forage-research-brief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/hay-forage-research-brief#comments HAY Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:39:00 +0000 27511 at http://hayandforage.com Shredlage Processing Varies Among Operators http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/shredlage-processing-varies-among-operators <div class="field-deck"> New cup test may help operators adjust rolls </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A cup method can consistently examine and measure Shredlage to help create a uniform feed, says Roger Olson of Shredlage LLC.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/shredlage-processing-varies-among-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/shredlage-processing-varies-among-operators#comments Alfalfa Shredlage Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:37:00 +0000 27641 at http://hayandforage.com U.S. Hay Prices Avoid Summertime Blues http://hayandforage.com/marketing/us-hay-prices-avoid-summertime-blues <div class="field-deck"> Prices stayed strong despite good production </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. hay prices stayed strong all summer even with hefty production in many areas, according to USDA and other sources. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/marketing/us-hay-prices-avoid-summertime-blues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/marketing/us-hay-prices-avoid-summertime-blues#comments HAY MARKETING Hay Marketing Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:15:00 +0000 27621 at http://hayandforage.com Drought Increases Need For Horse Hay Drive http://hayandforage.com/horses/drought-increases-need-horse-hay-drive <div class="field-deck"> More Western horses neglected as hay prices rise </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Continued drought in the West has increased hay prices, leading to an increased number of neglected, hungry horses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/horses/drought-increases-need-horse-hay-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/horses/drought-increases-need-horse-hay-drive#comments Horses Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:32:00 +0000 27591 at http://hayandforage.com Weigh Options Before Taking Final Alfalfa Cutting http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/weigh-options-taking-final-alfalfa-cutting <div class="field-deck"> Low-stress stands will be more winterhardy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The date of the last harvest of alfalfa affects its winter survival and next spring's vigor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/weigh-options-taking-final-alfalfa-cutting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/weigh-options-taking-final-alfalfa-cutting#comments Alfalfa Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:27:00 +0000 27581 at http://hayandforage.com Forage Superbowl Breaks Record For Contest Entries http://hayandforage.com/hay/forage-superbowl-breaks-record-contest-entries <div class="field-deck"> Winners will be announced at World Dairy Expo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A record 469 forage samples were entered in the 2014 World Forage Analysis Superbowl.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/forage-superbowl-breaks-record-contest-entries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/forage-superbowl-breaks-record-contest-entries#comments HAY Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:24:00 +0000 27571 at http://hayandforage.com Tennessee Growers Dodge Spring, Summer Showers http://hayandforage.com/marketing/tennessee-growers-dodge-spring-summer-showers <div class="field-deck"> Bermudagrass small squares maintain $200-220/ton price range </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bermudagrass small squares are running $200-220/ton in Tennessee. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/marketing/tennessee-growers-dodge-spring-summer-showers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/marketing/tennessee-growers-dodge-spring-summer-showers#comments MARKETING Hay Marketing Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:16:00 +0000 27561 at http://hayandforage.com Hay Prices Remain Stable In Massachusetts http://hayandforage.com/marketing/hay-prices-remain-stable-massachusetts <div class="field-deck"> Second- and third-cutting quality looks exceptional </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Massachusetts hay growers have put up quality hay this year, with quality prices to match.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/marketing/hay-prices-remain-stable-massachusetts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/marketing/hay-prices-remain-stable-massachusetts#comments MARKETING Hay Marketing Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:08:00 +0000 27551 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Mike Balawender, who raises about 375 acres of hay each year with his father, Fred, near Cheshire, MA, photographs the view from his tractor cab.</p> Photo: Mike Balawender Storm Brings Rain, Hay Losses In Southwest http://hayandforage.com/hay/storm-brings-rain-hay-losses-southwest <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Holmquist, Editor, eHay Weekly </div> <div class="field-deck"> Irrigation systems hit hard by heavy rains </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hay growers across parts of Arizona, Nevada and California are scrambling after the remnants of Tropical Storm Norbert damaged crops and irrigation equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/storm-brings-rain-hay-losses-southwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/storm-brings-rain-hay-losses-southwest#comments HAY Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 27541 at http://hayandforage.com 4 Stories From Last Week You May Have Missed http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-stories-last-week-you-may-have-missed <div class="field-deck"> Corn-silage harvest tips, a blister-beetle warning, handling cattle in bad weather and intensive grazing are discussed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Corn-silage harvest tips, a blister-beetle warning, handling cattle in bad weather and intensive grazing are covered.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-stories-last-week-you-may-have-missed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/4-stories-last-week-you-may-have-missed#comments HAY Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:18:00 +0000 27611 at http://hayandforage.com Krone's Newest Forage Tools Include Chopper Series, Mowers http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/krones-newest-forage-tools-include-chopper-series-mowers <div class="node-body gallery-body">Hay & Forage Grower was invited to Germany to see demonstrations of Krone's newest – and not all yet released – forage machines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/krones-newest-forage-tools-include-chopper-series-mowers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/krones-newest-forage-tools-include-chopper-series-mowers#comments Harvesting Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:46:00 +0000 26851 at http://hayandforage.com Variety Deters Alfalfa Snout Beetles http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/variety-deters-alfalfa-snout-beetles <div class="field-deck"> Cornell breeders develop plant with some pest resistant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new alfalfa variety offers some resistance against alfalfa snout beetles, which affects alfalfa from northern New York into Canada.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/variety-deters-alfalfa-snout-beetles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/variety-deters-alfalfa-snout-beetles#comments Alfalfa Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:32:00 +0000 27501 at http://hayandforage.com Manage Alfalfa For Winter Survival http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/manage-alfalfa-winter-survival <div class="field-deck"> Time last cutting to protect root reserves </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fall management of alfalfa can greatly affect winter survival and yield the next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/manage-alfalfa-winter-survival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/manage-alfalfa-winter-survival#comments Alfalfa Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:11:00 +0000 27521 at http://hayandforage.com Artificial Shade Protects Weight Gains http://hayandforage.com/grazing/artificial-shade-protects-weight-gains <div class="field-deck"> Cows gained more on annual forages better than on bermudagrass </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Yearling beef heifers grazing annual forages on pastures with artificial or natural shade performed equally well during periods of hot, humid Louisiana weather.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grazing/artificial-shade-protects-weight-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grazing/artificial-shade-protects-weight-gains#comments GRAZING Grazing Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:35:00 +0000 27481 at http://hayandforage.com <p>When natural shade like this isn&#39;t available, research shows that artificial shade is a viable option.</p> Thick Corn Stands Hold Silage Quality http://hayandforage.com/corn/thick-corn-stands-hold-silage-quality <div class="field-deck"> Moisture is a key, researchers say </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Growing corn at high populations increases silage yield without hurting quality, at least not when moisture is abundant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/corn/thick-corn-stands-hold-silage-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/corn/thick-corn-stands-hold-silage-quality#comments Corn Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:28:00 +0000 27471 at http://hayandforage.com Best Management Grazing Principles Boost Beef Returns http://hayandforage.com/grazing/best-management-grazing-principles-boost-beef-returns <div class="field-deck"> They can also cut feed costs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Best management grazing principles may increase the carrying capacity of warm-season grass pastures and drastically reduce winter stored-feed requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grazing/best-management-grazing-principles-boost-beef-returns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grazing/best-management-grazing-principles-boost-beef-returns#comments GRAZING Grazing Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:14:00 +0000 27461 at http://hayandforage.com Silage Corn And Soybeans: Striking A Balance http://hayandforage.com/corn/silage-corn-and-soybeans-striking-balance <div class="field-deck"> Colorado grower experiments with two-in-one crop </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Planting soybeans with silage corn has reduced one grower's fertilizer and pesticide costs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/corn/silage-corn-and-soybeans-striking-balance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/corn/silage-corn-and-soybeans-striking-balance#comments Corn Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:02:00 +0000 27441 at http://hayandforage.com <p> <style type="text/css"> @font-face { font-family: "MS 明朝"; }@font-face { font-family: "MyriadPro-Bold"; }@font-face { font-family: "MyriadPro-Black"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } </style> </p> <p class="02CAPTION">David Harold hopes tall-growing soybeans growing beside furrow-irrigated corn will increase silage protein.</p> Photo: Joseph Harold Feeder Design, Bale Size Affect Hay Waste http://hayandforage.com/hay/feeder-design-bale-size-affect-hay-waste <div class="field-deck"> Round bale feeders with cradle chains conserved more feed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef cows feeding on small round bales suspended on cradle chains wasted the least hay in a University of Missouri study.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/feeder-design-bale-size-affect-hay-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/feeder-design-bale-size-affect-hay-waste#comments HAY Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:00:00 +0000 27451 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Dexter Tomczak, University of Missouri New Flexible Piping System Saves Water http://hayandforage.com/equipment/new-flexible-piping-system-saves-water <div class="field-deck"> It’s easy to install and relocate </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PolyNet is a new piping solution for a portable drip irrigation system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/equipment/new-flexible-piping-system-saves-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/equipment/new-flexible-piping-system-saves-water#comments EQUIPMENT Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:31:00 +0000 27421 at http://hayandforage.com <p>This collapsible irrigation pipe is made of polyethylene materials that can withstand the weight of field machinery and environmental conditions, company officials say.&nbsp;</p> 10 Scenes That Capture Farm Progress Show http://hayandforage.com/hay/10-scenes-capture-farm-progress-show <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here's an inside look at the 2014 Farm Progress Show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/10-scenes-capture-farm-progress-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/10-scenes-capture-farm-progress-show#comments HAY Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:17:00 +0000 27271 at http://hayandforage.com Hood River Seed Enters National Seed Market http://hayandforage.com/other-forages/hood-river-seed-enters-national-seed-market <div class="field-deck"> Company sells ryegrass, fescue, clover, fodder radishes and legumes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new national seed company has entered the forage and cover-crop market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/other-forages/hood-river-seed-enters-national-seed-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/other-forages/hood-river-seed-enters-national-seed-market#comments Other Forages Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:26:00 +0000 27411 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Fescue grass seed for grazing, as well as the seed of other grasses and legumes, is available from a new seed company, Hood River Seed.</p> Hillco Machine Makes One-Pass Livestock Feed Possible http://hayandforage.com/equipment/hillco-machine-makes-one-pass-livestock-feed-possible <div class="field-deck"> This system bales good-quality residue behind the combine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A one-pass system from Hillco Technologies harvests and packages crop residue into livestock feed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/equipment/hillco-machine-makes-one-pass-livestock-feed-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/equipment/hillco-machine-makes-one-pass-livestock-feed-possible#comments EQUIPMENT Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:23:00 +0000 27531 at http://hayandforage.com <p>The Single Pass Round Bale System is powered by hydraulics and includes a spout and hitch connected to a combine and a hopper and feed system attached to the front of a baler.</p> Montana State Names New Forage Specialist http://hayandforage.com/hay/montana-state-names-new-forage-specialist <div class="field-deck"> Emily Glunk has researched forage utilization by livestock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Emily Glunk is the new Extension forage specialist at Montana State University.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/montana-state-names-new-forage-specialist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/montana-state-names-new-forage-specialist#comments HAY Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:27:00 +0000 27491 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Emily Glunk is Montana State University&#39;s new Extension forage specialist.</p> Renovate High-Traffic Pasture Areas Now http://hayandforage.com/grazing/renovate-high-traffic-pasture-areas-now <div class="field-deck"> New seedings cut erosion compaction </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Renovate high-traffic areas in pasture in early fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grazing/renovate-high-traffic-pasture-areas-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grazing/renovate-high-traffic-pasture-areas-now#comments GRAZING Grazing Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:58:00 +0000 27431 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Consider seeding worn areas, around feeders and waterers, for example, in fall.</p> Photo: Fae Holin New Research Starts To Combat Cotton Root Rot In Alfalfa http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/new-research-starts-combat-cotton-root-rot-alfalfa <div class="field-deck"> Great Plains growers may see relief with fungicide use </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There may be hope for southern Great Plains alfalfa growers whose stands have been infected with cotton root rot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/new-research-starts-combat-cotton-root-rot-alfalfa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/new-research-starts-combat-cotton-root-rot-alfalfa#comments Alfalfa Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:51:00 +0000 27661 at http://hayandforage.com 4 New Ag Products You Need To See This Fall http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/4-new-ag-products-you-need-see-fall <div class="node-body gallery-body">Claas, Hiniker, Kubota and John Deere have new ag machines out this year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/4-new-ag-products-you-need-see-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/4-new-ag-products-you-need-see-fall#comments Harvesting Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:59:00 +0000 27401 at http://hayandforage.com <p>One of the newly redesigned Claas Jaguar 900 Series forage harvesters in action.</p> Growing Alfalfa Under Subsurface Drip Irrigation http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/growing-alfalfa-under-subsurface-drip-irrigation <div class="field-deck"> California tour is set for Sept. 12 near Hanford </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Subsurface drip irrigation in alfalfa will be examined during an irrigation tour Sept. 12 near Hanford, CA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/growing-alfalfa-under-subsurface-drip-irrigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/growing-alfalfa-under-subsurface-drip-irrigation#comments Alfalfa Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:09:00 +0000 27391 at http://hayandforage.com Northeast Texas Hay Show Deadline Nears http://hayandforage.com/hay/northeast-texas-hay-show-deadline-nears <div class="field-deck"> Entry deadline is Sept. 12 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 Hopkins County Hay Show is fast approaching, and entry deadline is Sept. 12.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/northeast-texas-hay-show-deadline-nears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/northeast-texas-hay-show-deadline-nears#comments HAY Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:27:00 +0000 27381 at http://hayandforage.com