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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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