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Choosing the Right Hay Machinery: The Advantages of The Crusher

June 27, 2024

Choosing the Right Hay Machinery: The Advantages of The Crusher

Selecting the right hay machinery is crucial for maximizing yield and quality in forage production. The right equipment not only ensures efficient operations but also significantly impacts the nutritional value and palatability of the hay. Among the numerous options available for hay conditioning, The Crusher…

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How the Condition of Rubber Hay Rollers Impacts Hay-Drying Time

May 7, 2024

How the Condition of Rubber Hay Rollers Impacts Hay-Drying Time

When it comes to producing high-quality hay, the condition of your equipment can make all the difference. Specifically, the state of your rubber hay rollers—whether you’re using CNH, Massey Ferguson, or John Deere—is crucial for efficient hay drying, directly impacting your operation’s output and quality….

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Roller Reconditioning: The Key to Longer Roller Life

April 24, 2024

Roller Reconditioning: The Key to Longer Roller Life

Roller reconditioning plays a crucial role in the industrial world by making machinery last longer and work more efficiently. But why is this process so crucial, and how can it transform your operations? The wear and tear on rollers across industries—from printing and publishing to…

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Investing in Hay Rollers: What You Need to Know

March 28, 2024

Investing in Hay Rollers: What You Need to Know

In agriculture, where time is as crucial as yield, investing in the right tools can be the thin line between profit and loss. Imagine a world where hay dries faster, nutritional value is locked in, and your livestock gets the best of what you harvest….

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Producing High-Quality Dry Hay: Expert Tips & Techniques

February 16, 2024

Producing High-Quality Dry Hay: Expert Tips & Techniques

Producing high-quality dry hay is a mix of know-how and hands-on skills, needing a good understanding of farming practices. High-quality hay is essential not just for the economic viability of a farm, but also for the health and nutrition of livestock. The journey to achieving…

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Selecting the Best Hay for Your Horse

January 29, 2024

Selecting the Best Hay for Your Horse

When it comes to the health and happiness of your horse, hay selection is as crucial as choosing the right saddle or the perfect farrier. Like us, horses require a diet tailored to their nutritional needs, one that ensures they maintain optimal health, energy, and…

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Resources for Finding the Best Hay Conditioning Equipment Suppliers

December 23, 2023

Resources for Finding the Best Hay Conditioning Equipment Suppliers

Finding the best hay conditioning equipment suppliers is crucial for hay producers who want to ensure the quality and nutritional value of their forage crops. Hay conditioning equipment plays a vital role in cutting, drying, raking, and baling forage crops, ultimately enhancing their feed value…

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How to Protect Your Business Cash Flow As You Grow Your Operations

November 21, 2023

How to Protect Your Business Cash Flow As You Grow Your Operations

As your hay farm business expands and operations scale up, it becomes crucial to protect your cash flow. Effective management of funds is the lifeblood of any growing farm business; it ensures smooth operations, timely payments, and the ability to seize opportunities.  This is a…

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Buying Direct vs. Buying Through a Dealer: Pros and Cons

October 19, 2023

Buying Direct vs. Buying Through a Dealer: Pros and Cons

For farmers looking to optimize their processes, buying direct vs. buying through a dealer can carry substantial weight. This decision can significantly impact your agricultural operations, affecting efficiency, costs, and productivity. But which path is right for you? B&D Rollers, a trusted name in the…

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6 Ways to Minimize Weather-Related Disruptions During Hay Harvest

September 8, 2023

6 Ways to Minimize Weather-Related Disruptions During Hay Harvest

Make hay, they say, while the sun shines. But does it always? For hay farmers, weather-related disruptions can cause serious problems. Dampness or high moisture levels can ruin quality, high winds can be too hazardous to work in, and unexpected storms can halt the process…

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7 SIGNS YOUR HAY CONDITIONING ROLLERS ARE STARTING TO WEAR OUT

August 21, 2023

7 SIGNS YOUR HAY CONDITIONING ROLLERS ARE STARTING TO WEAR OUT

As hay conditioning rollers age, they wear down, losing their effectiveness. This leads to subpar hay quality and potential disruptions during haymaking, reducing productivity. Recognizing the warning signs of roller deterioration enables you to research supplier options early, preventing costly repairs. Here are seven signs…

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How Long Should Hay Conditioning Rollers Last?

July 26, 2023

How Long Should Hay Conditioning Rollers Last?

Hay conditioning rollers are indispensable pieces of equipment in haymaking. They are responsible for crushing and crimping hay to improve its drying process and nutritional value. However, like any machinery, they are subject to wear and tear, leading to the inevitable question: How long should…

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Choosing Equipment from a Supplier with Universal Parts Applications

June 20, 2023

Choosing Equipment from a Supplier with Universal Parts Applications

Choosing equipment for the hay production business that is limited to specific suppliers for replacement parts and add-ons can have significant downsides. Firstly, it restricts your options and limits your ability to explore alternative solutions that may better suit your needs. This lack of flexibility…

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How to Prepare for the International Hay Market: A Quick Guide

May 23, 2023

How to Prepare for the International Hay Market: A Quick Guide

With a market export value of over $1.66 Billion in the US to other global in-demand hay importers, the international hay market is booming and projected to grow over the next ten years. Understanding the factors that govern this trade and the trends that affect…

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Steel vs. Rubber Hay Rollers: A Comprehensive Comparison

April 17, 2023

Steel vs. Rubber Hay Rollers: A Comprehensive Comparison

Controlling humidity and moisture during the harvest stage of maturity is the most critical factor under a producer’s control that affects hay quality. Conditioning rollers, which greatly aid crop drying for hay producers, solve this problem. When you employ a conditioner, the hay drying rate…

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4 Changes to Expect in the Domestic Hay Market in 2023

March 15, 2023

4 Changes to Expect in the Domestic Hay Market in 2023

Hay is the third-largest crop in the U.S. in terms of harvest acres. In 2022, the total hay production in the U.S. was approximately 112.8 million tonnes. However, various factors have affected hay production in the last quarter of 2022, consequently affecting the domestic hay…

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High Moisture Hay: 4 Nutrients in Hay That Require Fast Moisture Removal

February 17, 2023

High Moisture Hay: 4 Nutrients in Hay That Require Fast Moisture Removal

High-quality hay is critical for maintaining a healthy herd and maximizing cattle production. Since hay quality is determined by the nutrients available, you need to know how best to dry hay without losing these vital nutrients.  While there are conditioner rolls from B&D Rollers,  processes…

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A Comprehensive Guide to Hay Equipment Maintenance

January 30, 2023

A Comprehensive Guide to Hay Equipment Maintenance

Hay equipment is an essential tool for those dealing with hay production, even if the hay is just meant to feed the livestock. Without hay equipment, the hay production process will be slow and tedious – leading to a huge loss of time and money….

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5 Year-End Farm Business Tasks and Planning Recommendations

December 1, 2022

5 Year-End Farm Business Tasks and Planning Recommendations

  The success of any business depends on how well you plan. For instance, if you want to produce and sell more nutritional hay, you should plan to have the right equipment. Typically, it is advisable to plan each year in advance, and one of…

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9 Costs of Delaying Your Harvest to Wait Out the Weather

November 18, 2022

9 Costs of Delaying Your Harvest to Wait Out the Weather

  Harvesting operations are time-sensitive, and weather conditions can play a significant role when farmers decide to harvest their crops. If the forecast calls for bad weather, it may be tempting to delay harvesting in hopes that the weather will improve. However, delaying a harvest…

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5 Signs It’s Time for Replacement Hay Conditioner Rollers

October 24, 2022

5 Signs It’s Time for Replacement Hay Conditioner Rollers

  Do you feel like your conditioners are not in optimal working condition? Have you noticed any loss of efficiency in your hay conditioning rollers? Well, like any other machine, your hay conditioner rollers suffer the effects of wear and tear. After conditioning tons of…

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How to Produce and Sell More Nutritional Hay

September 13, 2022

How to Produce and Sell More Nutritional Hay

Relative Feed Value (RFV) measures how well your livestock consumes and digests hay. It measures hay quality based on the amount of digestible dry matter content. The higher the RFV, the greater the feed value. Calculating an RFV involves: Taking random samples from hay bales….

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6 Hazards of Rushing Your Hay Baling Process

August 10, 2022

6 Hazards of Rushing Your Hay Baling Process

Hay is a critical resource for livestock owners, especially during winter. If you’re in charge of hay production and baling, you’re probably aware that many steps are involved in ensuring it’s ready for feeding. The first phase of the drying process results in moisture loss…

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4 Factors That Speed Up or Slow Down Dry-Down Time for Hay

July 27, 2022

4 Factors That Speed Up or Slow Down Dry-Down Time for Hay

  Despite the fact that the conventional methods of drying hay haven’t altered in a decade, weather patterns are changing more each year, and they are not for the better. After springs of excessive rain and storms continue to raise the potential for flooding and…

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Critical Safety Steps to Any Mowing and Foraging Operation

June 22, 2022

Critical Safety Steps to Any Mowing and Foraging Operation

Mowing and foraging operations are crucial links in the agriculture production industry. Harvesting equipment accomplishes a lot of work and limits human contact with crops, resulting in a more consistent product that can be stored and even brought to market with minimal handling, cross-contamination, or…

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How Relative Feed Value (RFV) Impacts Your Profits

May 12, 2022

How Relative Feed Value (RFV) Impacts Your Profits

When most people drive down the road and look out into an alfalfa field, they might only think they are looking at a monoculture of plants used for animal feed. Farmers harvest the hay, animals eat the hay, and people work with or eat the…

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How to Calculate the Break-Even Point of Purchasing New Hay Conditioner Rollers

April 26, 2022

How to Calculate the Break-Even Point of Purchasing New Hay Conditioner Rollers

We all know that hay conditioner rollers are expensive. The good news is that purchasing new rollers can save you money in the long run by producing better quality hay and cutting down labor costs.  While it’s easy to see that the cost of buying…

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