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Hay Pellets - News Tidbits
Poll: Alfalfa Variety Selection
Poll: Forage Quality
Poll: Forage inventory
– – Forage Inventory Results
Poll: Hay rake preference?
– – Hay Rake Survey Results
Poll: Forage-Making Season
– – Forage-Making Season Results
Poll: Time of Alfalfa Cutting
– – Alfalfa-Cutting Time Results
This father-son duo was born to chop
Aug. 21, 2020
Don Witt remembers his dad mowing hay with a 5-foot sickle bar mower and having a one-row, pull-type forage chopper that he used to do custom chopping for the neighbors...
7,000 cattle in 5-acre paddocks
Aug. 11, 2020
Rush Creek Ranch has the art of raising 7,000 stocker cattle down to a science - a 5-acre science...
They add income with custom baleage
May 18, 2020
Some things just make sense. That would be the case for baleage in an area that gets nearly 90 inches of rain annually. It’s in this situation that Norm and Blaise Bennett find themselves...
Jousting with the snout beetle
May 12, 2020
Standing outside the east end of Bruce Dimock’s freestall barn, you can look out over a stretch of about 5 miles and view the waters of Lake Champlain...
His is the land of misfit cows
May 12, 2020
John Marble readily admits that there is almost nothing about his beef grazing operation that is normal. “We just do things differently than most people,” said the Crawfordsville, Ore., rancher. �...
Wet years have favored weeds
April 21, 2020
Here we go again. Another mild winter of heave and thaw with little snow cover to protect the shallow roots and crowns of improved forage crops. Without that snow barrier, species such as alfalfa...
Weeds are not created equal
April 14, 2020
The commonly accepted definition of a weed among academia and other professional vegetation managers is a plant out of place. In this definition, weeds can be grasses, broadleaf plants, forbs, woody p...
Ryegrass drives this full-service farm
April 6, 2020
sitting in a rocker on a wrap-around porch, I found myself staring out at hilly, green pastures split by a gravel road that runs into a wooded area...
He zigs when others zag
April 6, 2020
The view in my rearview mirror mimicked the Dust Bowl as the tires kicked up loose dirt on one of Iowa’s signature gravel roads...
This dairyman calves seasonally . . . in the fall
March 31, 2020
Among the many famous “Seinfeld” episodes is the one where George Costanza comes to the conclusion that all of his everyday decisions were wrong, making his life miserable. At the suggestion of hi...
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