AGCO’s Hesston line of hay equipment now features a new disc double conditioner header for faster drydown. The 9180 disc header features two sets of steel-on-steel herringbone conditioning rolls for smoother crop throughput and more thorough crimping. This system is known as the Advanced Conditioner System, or ACS. AGCO says efficent haymaking is about quality and time, and that the 9180 delivers, processing heavy crops faster and more evenly. The header also produces windrows that will dry down faster, with a more even crimping for a more palatable forage.
At the Farm Progress Show Monsanto has a huge display showcasing their current and new technology. Although it’s mostly about row crops when I interviewed their Chief Technology Officer, Rob Fraley, he talked about what Monsanto is doing in the dairy area.
As we get closer to World Dairy Expo I’m sure we’ll be seeing more announcements like this one in Merial’s most recent SHARE Newsletter.
One of the exhibitors here at the IFAJ Congress in Hamar, Norway is DeLaval.
DeLaval is represented by several people like Mr. DeLaval Norway, pictured here. However, I interviewed Barbara Strunk who works for DeLaval in Germany.
How do you become the “largest U. S. importer or specialty cheeses? Buy up a bunch of companies. That’s what Fairmount Food Group is doing.
The animal ID business is heating up and Schering-Plough’s Global Animal Management division looks like it’s got a lead in the race.
The media room at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference is sponsored by Merial.
Dr. Bill Mahanna, coordinator of global nutritional sciences for Pioneer Hi-Bred, weighs in on the recent interest in the dairy industry about how alfalfa can and should be chopped. The catalyst is the popularity of disk mowers, which allow chopping much lower to the ground. This can increase yields, but at what cost in stand longevity and forage quality?
Announcing the first podcast for dairy producers.