Monthly Archives - November 2018

Top 4 Best Frontier Implements to Get the Most out of Your Tractor

No matter if you have a small family farm or you grow enough crops to feed an army, one of the most annoying things is having to keep and maintain several pieces of heavy machinery so you can keep your farm operational. Heavy farm machinery can cost a fortune and the maintenance is not much cheaper. John Deere has been at the forefront of farm machinery for over 100 years and they have produced 694 models in that time. Now, John Deere is [...]

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5 Essential Farming Tools to Make a Farmer’s Life Easier

The picturesque image of a farmer in overalls with only a hoe and a tractor by his side isn’t the reality we live in with modern farming. Modern farming requires efficiency and productivity in order to keep up with large plots of land and demand for livestock and agriculture. Without the right tools, farms and farmland can quickly become unmanageable and, eventually, unusable. If you’re looking to increase your productivity, make tasks easier and more efficient, and boost your farm’s yield and [...]

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Cattle Feeding in Winter: How to Prepare, Budget, & Avoid Shortages This Year

Feed is the number 1 biggest input cost for beef cattle accounting for 59% of your total cost. During winter is when the majority of this cost is spent. Read on for tips on cattle feeding this winter without overspending and without undernourishing your herd. Cattle Feeding During Winter Winter feeding can cost farmers up to 5 times as much as summer grazing in a pasture or in a paddock. On average, it costs around $1.50 USD a day per cow for wintering costs. When [...]

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4 Winter Hay Storage Tips: How to Make Your Supply Last Through Winter

Last year’s winter dragged on in the Midwest, causing severe hay shortages for almost half of the region’s local farmers. Whether this year’s winter is short and dry or stormy and prolonged, hay storage is likely a big concern for you. Even if prices stay steady through the season, you don’t want to come up short before the next growing season. In this post, we’ll discuss four hay storage tips to ensure you’ve got enough to last until the spring. 1. Reduce Dry Matter Losses Your number [...]

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