New Product Lineup from Krone

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

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

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

New Holland Acquires Kongskilde Agriculture

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, Equipment, Forage, Hay, New Holland

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

New Holland 1st Cut Competition Winners

Chuck Zimmerman Forage, Hay, New Holland

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

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

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 Agribusiness, Forage, Hay, New Holland, Video

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

Bow Creek Farm Farms New Holland SMART

Chuck Zimmerman Agribusiness, Farming, Forage, Hay, New Holland, Video

Rob and Amy Hess own Bow Creek Farm near Hershey, PA. They raise Red Angus cattle and are true blue New Holland customers. During New Holland Media Days one of our stops was the farm where Rob and Amy gave us a tour and answered questions. We ended up at one of their hay fields to do a little baling …

Agribusiness, Farming, Forage, Hay, New Holland, Video

New Holland 1st Cut Competition

Chuck Zimmerman Agribusiness, Contest, Hay, New Holland

Have you made your 1st cut of hay? About to, weather permitting? Consider entering the New Holland 1st Cut Competition. Following a successful Voice of the Next Gen contest New Holland has launched a new online promotion. To enter, upload a picture of YOUR first cutting at NHfirstcut.com. The prize is a FREE one-year lease of a genuine Roll-Belt round …

Agribusiness, Contest, Hay, New Holland

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

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Dairy, Forage, Hay, Media, NAMA

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