New Holland 1st Cut Competition Winners

Chuck Zimmerman

The results are in and the winners of the New Holland 1st Cut Competition have been announced. They are Les Hershey of Kirkwood, Pa., Jimmy Parker of Stringer Miss., Merlin Bontrager of Timbo, Ark., Tyler Egeland of Ossian, Iowa, David Nelson of Preston, Idaho, Vanessa Dirksen of Alma, Ontario, and Leroy Otten of Ponoka, Alberta. Pictured is Leroy Otten’s entry. …

Forage, Hay, New Holland

Case IH Launches Optum Tractor Series

Lizzy Schultz

Case IH beefed up its forage lineup this month with the new Optum tractor series, which was publicly launched at the 2015 Farm Progress Show. The Optum tractor joins the company’s complete line of hay and forage equipment, including updates across its Puma® and Maxxum® series offerings. “The Optum is targeted to be a heavy duty haying tractor, for those …

Case IH, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Harvest, Hay, Tractor

New John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

Chuck Zimmerman

Quite a few new products were put on display for those of us in ag media this week. That includes three new models of the 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters. “We took the momentum from the 8000 Series rollout last year and added to an already stellar lineup of forage harvesters,” says Tim Meister, division manager, marketing with John Deere. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Forage, Hay, John Deere

New Baling Capabilities from New Holland

Chuck Zimmerman

New Holland has added capabilities to its line of BigBalers and Curt Hoffman took to the field to tell us about them. One big new feature is ISOBUS III compatibility. What does this mean? It means that the balers now feature the IntelliCruise™ feed rate control system on the Standard and CropCutter™ BigBaler 1270 and BigBaler 1290 large square balers. …

Agribusiness, Forage, Hay, New Holland, Video

Hoard’s Dairyman’s Acquisition of Hay & Forage Grower

Chuck Zimmerman

A company with a long history of innovating in the dairy world is taking over a publication that covers a wide variety of feed for cattle, especially in the dairy realm. Hoard’s Dairyman magazine recently bought Hay & Forage Grower, including the publication’s database. I met with Gary Vorpahl, Vice President at Hoard’s, during the Agri-Marketing Conference to talk about …

Audio, Dairy, Forage, Hay, Media, NAMA

New Holland Introduces New Product Innovations

Jamie Johansen

In 2015, New Holland will introduce 25 new product innovations to the market, from award-winning, revolutionary engine technology meeting Tier 4B emissions requirements, to the latest advancements in harvesting technology and precision farming. The Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa set the stage for New Holland to introduce the new products. There Chuck spoke with New Holland’s Mark Hooper, he …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Hay, New Holland

New Holland Refined DuraVee Hay Rakes

Joanna Schroeder

New Holland has made some great refinements for its 2015 version of the DuraVee Trailing Wheel Rakes . The equipment offers easy adjustments, strengthened components and durability.  To learn more about DuraVee Trailing hay rakes, Chuck Zimmerman attended a media event just before the Farm Progress Show where he was given a preview of the improved features from Mike Sevick. …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Hay, New Holland

New Holland Roll-Belt Facebook App

Chuck Zimmerman

Just last year New Holland introduced the new Roll-Belt 560 Round Baler as they continue to develop this product line. The company decided to get their customers involved with the online conversation about baling with an interactive Facebook App – the New Holland Roll-Belt App. To learn more about the campaign, which we’ve helped promote, I spoke with Curt Hoffman, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Forage, Hay, New Holland