EQUIPMENT http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Bale Smart System Moves Bales Fast http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/bale-smart-system-moves-bales-fast <div class="field-deck"> This three-machine process is simple, too, manufacturer says </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This Bale Smart System allows one operator to quickly move large round bales. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/bale-smart-system-moves-bales-fast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/bale-smart-system-moves-bales-fast#comments Harvesting Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:27:00 +0000 27201 at http://hayandforage.com <p>The Bale Cart, which holds up to 10 large round bales, is part of a bale-loading system that includes a grapple and trailer kit (see photo below) and requires only one operator.</p> The 72-Hour Baling Challenge http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/72-hour-baling-challenge <div class="node-body video-body">A marathon baling using a relatively new Staheli West DewPoint 6110 in dry and windy southern Utah was completed triumphantly last week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/72-hour-baling-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/72-hour-baling-challenge#comments Harvesting Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:07:00 +0000 26261 at http://hayandforage.com <p>The Staheli West DewPoint 6110 was run 72 hours straight to produce more than 4,600 bales of hay from four farms near Enterprise, UT. The Staheli crew baled despite winds up to 30 mph. The goal of the event: To show the machine&#39;s durability and that it could produce top-quality bales that held leaves.</p> Ospreys Tangle With Twine And Lose http://hayandforage.com/equipment/ospreys-tangle-twine-and-lose <div class="field-deck"> Producers are asked to dispose of it properly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ranchers are being asked to dispose of twine so ospreys won't gather it to use in their nests. Nestlings frequently become entangled in the material.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/equipment/ospreys-tangle-twine-and-lose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/equipment/ospreys-tangle-twine-and-lose#comments EQUIPMENT Tue, 20 May 2014 20:31:00 +0000 25881 at http://hayandforage.com <p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-font-charset:78; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:1 0 16778247 0 131072 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:MyriadPro-Bold; panose-1:0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-alt:"Myriad Pro"; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:auto; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} p.02CAPTION, li.02CAPTION, div.02CAPTION {mso-style-name:"02 CAPTION"; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; line-height:10.0pt; mso-pagination:none; mso-hyphenate:none; mso-layout-grid-align:none; text-autospace:none; font-size:9.0pt; font-family:MyriadPro-Bold; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-bidi-font-family:MyriadPro-Bold; color:black; font-weight:bold;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> </p> <p class="02CAPTION">This osprey was rescued too late after its leg became caught in frayed baling twine used to line its nest. It had to be euthanized.</p> Photo: Cameron Sapp Southeastern Ohio Field Day Set For June 19 http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/southeastern-ohio-field-day-set-june-19 <div class="field-deck"> Forage harvesting methods, equipment will be highlighted </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest tips and techniques in forage harvesting will be featured at a June 19 field day sponsored by Ohio State University Extension.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/southeastern-ohio-field-day-set-june-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/southeastern-ohio-field-day-set-june-19#comments Harvesting Tue, 13 May 2014 16:05:00 +0000 25701 at http://hayandforage.com Hay Harvesting, Handling And Pasture Products To Ponder http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/hay-harvesting-handling-and-pasture-products-ponder <div class="node-body gallery-body">Consider these hay tools for summer harvesting, handling and pasture work. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/hay-harvesting-handling-and-pasture-products-ponder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/hay-harvesting-handling-and-pasture-products-ponder#comments Harvesting Sat, 10 May 2014 18:02:00 +0000 25531 at http://hayandforage.com Record-Keeping Software For Cutters Available http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/record-keeping-software-cutters-available <div class="field-deck"> Track daily inputs and outputs with this management program </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cutters, a management program, can help custom harvesters track their daily record keeping. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/record-keeping-software-cutters-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/record-keeping-software-cutters-available#comments Harvesting Custom Forage Harvesting Tue, 06 May 2014 16:17:00 +0000 25521 at http://hayandforage.com 6 Tractors You May Want To Test Drive http://hayandforage.com/equipment/6-tractors-you-may-want-test-drive <div class="node-body gallery-body">Several new tractor models have been introduced to the ag machinery marketplace this spring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/equipment/6-tractors-you-may-want-test-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/equipment/6-tractors-you-may-want-test-drive#comments EQUIPMENT Mon, 05 May 2014 14:18:00 +0000 25501 at http://hayandforage.com 6 Ways To Persuade A Farmer To Hire A Custom Operator http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/6-ways-persuade-farmer-hire-custom-operator <div class="field-byline"> Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin Extension forage specialist </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here’s why contract harvesting works, says forage expert </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More farmers should turn their harvesting chores over to professionals, says Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin Extension forage specialist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/6-ways-persuade-farmer-hire-custom-operator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/6-ways-persuade-farmer-hire-custom-operator#comments Harvesting Custom Forage Harvesting Fri, 02 May 2014 19:11:00 +0000 25511 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Nick Paulson So You Want To Be A Custom Operator http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/so-you-want-be-custom-operator <div class="field-deck"> It takes more than a love of machines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Running a successful custom operating business takes more than a love of machines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/so-you-want-be-custom-operator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/so-you-want-be-custom-operator#comments Harvesting Custom Forage Harvesting Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:23:00 +0000 25441 at http://hayandforage.com Custom Harvesters: Don't Undervalue Your Work http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/custom-harvesters-dont-undervalue-your-work <div class="field-byline"> Ann Behling </div> <div class="field-deck"> Put yourself on the payroll, economist urges </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Custom operators should put more value on the hours they work, a Kansas State University ag economist says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/custom-harvesters-dont-undervalue-your-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/harvesting/custom-harvesters-dont-undervalue-your-work#comments Harvesting Custom Forage Harvesting Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:14:00 +0000 25371 at http://hayandforage.com