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Low alfalfa yields can be tiring
Aug. 10, 2022
Have you ever driven past an alfalfa field a few days after harvest and noticed distinct tracks where the equipment traveled?...
The beauty of baleage
Sept. 28, 2021
Somewhere between the territories of making dry hay and chopping haylage is the land of baleage. Its acreage is expanding at a rate that would gain compliments from the former Macedonian king...
It’s the linkage, not the lignin
June 1, 2021
Through the years, we’ve made great strides in evaluating forage quality. With each passing new discovery and resulting new forage metric, we think we’ve got it figured out...
Baleage fermentation is complicated
April 28, 2021
Managing bale moisture is an important consideration in properly conserving high-quality baled silages for subsequent cash sale or use in livestock feeding operations...
Forage, a caliper, and Mars
April 28, 2021
I walked into a Northern Tool and Equipment store last year, which is somewhat of an unusual event...
Packing grass offers a unique challenge
April 27, 2021
As the weather starts to warm up for most of the country, farmers begin to get restless after a long winter of shop hours...
Quality baleage demands a quality bale
Feb. 16, 2021
Most farmers think their machinery salesman is just someone who wants to sell the next unit, but a good sales representative also wants to help you succeed with your operation...
It’s true for RFQ, too
Feb. 2, 2021
In last week’s eHay Weekly, we summarized a panel discussion that was offered at the American Forage and Grassland Council’s annual meeting...
Assess feeding risk with fermentation analysis
Jan. 20, 2021
Baleage, the ensiling of wilted forage in round bales wrapped in UV-resistant, stretch wrap plastic, is a beneficial option for making high-quality stored forage in the humid regions of the U.S...
Don’t leave your forage on the grill too long
May 26, 2020
My wife does most of the cooking at our house. She is more skilled and discerning than I am when it comes to preparing a meal. My rule of thumb is that if you have to mix two or more ingredients toget...
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