Hay Harvest

How to Avoid Summer Hay Fires

Yes, it’s that time of year to start preparing for fire hazards in the hot, dry climate of the Midwest. With just the smallest spark and a bit of wind, a small flame can turn into a blazing fire before you know it. This is why you need to take certain precautions with easily flammable items on your property, particularly with your summer hay. Let’s discuss exactly how you can avoid hay baler fires so you won’t put yourself or your neighbors [...]

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The Latest in Hay Handling Technology

Any seasoned farmer can tell you growing the hay is only half the job. After all, hay bales don’t bale themselves, and they don’t haul themselves out of the field either. Hay is one of the largest crops in America. And its production is an integral part of the livestock industry. Thanks to rapid advancements in technology, transporting hay bales from point A to point B has never been easier — or more efficient. So, what’s new? Let’s get you up to [...]

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4 Keys to Pasture Improvement and Better Hay Production

According to the latest statistics, there are around 2.11 million farms in the United States. In order to compete, you need to ensure that your fields produce. Whether you put in 20 hours a week or 100, your work will be futile if your pastures aren’t productive. Here are four techniques that you can begin implementing today to improve your pasture and have better hay production. 1. Soil Fertilization The first step to improving the productivity of your fields is making sure that your [...]

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5 Essential Hay Harvesting Tips for Farmers

Are you considering harvesting your own hay this year, rather than outsourcing it? If you’re a farmer, especially if you’re a Midwest Farmer, summer is likely very busy time for you. With so much that needs to get done, it can be tough to find the time to research the best hay harvesting tips. A lot goes into keeping your farm running smoothly, so let us provide a few tips to help your hay harvest run smoothly as well. 1. Look At The [...]

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