National Hay Association: Forages Important to Dairy Industry

Carrie Muehling

National Hay Association President Amy Freeburg has been a commercial hay grower supplying the dairy industry for 45 years. Alfalfa hay is a key feed used in the dairy industry, but Freeburg says wheat straw is also used in dairy rations because it floats in the rumen of the cow. Members of the association also grow grasses for dairy goats, …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Forage, World Dairy Expo

John Deere 5R Series Utility Tractor – Power & Versatility

Jamie Johansen

Offering tractors from 90 to 125 engine hp, the John Deere 5R series tractors were on display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. Attendees saw first-hand the advanced technology to the utility tractor provides, meeting many farming demands. John Doyle, product marketing manager, took us through key product specs and the ideal customer of this new product offering. “The 5R …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Hay, John Deere, Livestock

Deere 0 Series Baler + Accumulator = Efficiency

Jamie Johansen

John Deere’s 0 Series Round Balers are the first North American-built round baler precutters with the industry’s first 5-foot precutter baler. The eight models that comprise the new series build upon the popular 9 Series Balers and include several new features that improve hay pickup and overall baling speed and productivity in the field. During the recent Farm Progress Show, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Hay, John Deere

New Product Lineup from Krone

Jamie Johansen

Krone North America will soon be rolling out several new products and product improvements for producers to take home and put to use for the next hay and forage season. “We are a German company, but we really focus on providing innovative products for the North American producer. At any given time throughout the year, we typically have a German …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Audio, Equipment, Forage, Hay

The Kings of Hay & Forage

Jamie Johansen

All our German speaking friends already know that Krone translates to king in German. We spoke with Dave Patterson, Krone NA, during the recent Ag Media Summit to learn what makes them the ‘kings of hay and forage’ production globally. “Our customers and dealers are critical to our strategy and to our success. We are unique. We are a family-owned …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Equipment, Farm Machinery, Forage, Hay

Grassland Oregon Offers Pastures for Pollinators

Cindy Zimmerman

In response to the need to protect pollinators and support sustainable livestock farming, Grassland Oregon has introduced a new seed mixture called Pastures for Pollinators that will benefit bees, livestock and sustainable agriculture. Risa DeMasi, co-founder of Grassland Oregon and immediate past chairman of the American Seed Trade Association says proceeds from the sales of Pastures for Pollinators will be …

Audio, Bees, cover crops, Forage, Livestock, pollinators, Seed

Pastures For Pollinators is a Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

A new clover seed mixture developed by Grassland Oregon (GO) is a win-win for livestock producers and the environment. Pastures for Pollinators is a seed blend including a variety of flowering annual clovers that could help enhance pollinator habitat nationwide, according to GO co-founder Risa DeMasi. “There are 400 million acres of pasture ground in the U.S., and it happens …

Audio, cover crops, Forage, pollinators, Seed

New Holland Acquires Kongskilde Agriculture

Jamie Johansen

New Holland Agriculture will expand its wide offering with new implement product lines as a result of CNH Industrial’s agreement to acquire the agricultural Grass and Soil business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab. This business develops, manufactures and sells solutions for agricultural applications in the Tillage and Hay & Forage segments under various brands, …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Forage, Hay, New Holland

Forage Harvesting with New Holland Ag

Jamie Johansen

New Holland Agriculture had a FR 780 Forage Harvester on display at the 2016 World Dairy Expo, which is part of a five model line up of forage harvesters ranging from 480 to 825 horsepower. Each model is equipped with the widest cutter-head in the business providing a fine crop mat and consistent length of cut and in turn, a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Equipment, Forage, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

The Building Blocks to Better Beef Production

Lizzy Schultz

This year at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, attendees had access to a variety of special sessions that highlighted some of the global opportunities currently breaking new ground in different sectors of agriculture production. Dan Dhuyvetter, Director of Marketing, Research and Development, and Nutrition Services for block supplement manufacturer Ridley Block Operations spoke during the special session on the beef …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Forage