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Category: Forage

Harvesting Drought-Stressed Corn for Silage

July 2, 2021

Drought-stressed corn can be a very good forage source if harvested properly.  On the other hand, it can be a complete train wreck if harvested incorrectly.  Timing is critical, and […]

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Preserving High Quality Baled Hay

May 11, 2021

Harvesting quality forages is vital to the profitability and production of your livestock enterprise.   Even under good weather conditions, harvesting and storing high quality feeds can be a challenge.  Preservatives […]

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Safety First: Safety Tips for Corn Silage Harvest

August 2, 2019

Your safety and your employees’ safety should be top priority, even during busy seasons such as corn silage harvesting. Here are some tips you can take back to the farm […]

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Corn Silage: How to Have a Successful Season

June 25, 2018

It is not too early to start planning for a successful corn silage harvest to ensure you maximize the value of the crop you raised.  In the May/June issue of […]

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Five High Value Tools That Help Improve Forage Quality

November 9, 2017

Forage producers know they must pay attention to details when focusing on forage quality. Both old and new tools can be used to help improve forage Best Management Practices (BMP’s). […]

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Making the Most of Your Hay

June 22, 2017

With early season drought conditions spreading from the eastern half of Montana, across the Dakotas, and into northwest Minnesota, finding high quality pasture and range land has been a challenge. […]

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Shedding Light on NDF Digestibility

February 1, 2017

Dairy producers understand the importance of feeding good quality forages.  Feed nutritionists are always looking for ways to use the best quality forages in diets of the highest performing groups […]

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Two Areas You Shouldn’t Cut Due to Low Market Prices

November 1, 2016

There has been a lot of discussion with producers recently on cutting costs due to the lower cattle market. However some cost-cutting efforts can do you more harm than good […]

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Corn Silage Harvest: Setting Yourself up to Succeed in 2017

August 17, 2016

What is the best way to set yourself up to succeed in 2017? Make great forage in 2016.  Nothing you will do after making corn silage in 2016 will bring […]

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Not All Bugs Are Bad: Let’s Talk About DFMs

July 15, 2016

What does a bee, the flu, Bugs Bunny, and bacteria all have in common? Bugs! Although often enough, our first impression of a bug is usually something that isn’t favored, […]

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Grass Tetany – It’s that time of year again

May 6, 2015

Spring is my favorite time of year. Calves are on the ground or being born, feedlot cattle are hitting the trucks, and one can gauge how successful their year has […]

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