New Holland Meets Needs in Forage Harvesting

Jamie Johansen

New Holland Agriculture had a FR 780 Forage Harvester on display at the 2016 World Dairy Expo, which is part of a five model line up of forage harvesters ranging from 480 to 825 horsepower. Each model is equipped with the widest cutter-head in the business providing a fine crop mat and consistent length of cut and in turn, a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Cattle, Dairy, Equipment, Forage, New Holland, Nutrition, World Dairy Expo

Dairy Farmers Reduce Inputs with New Holland’s BigBaler

Jamie Johansen

The New Holland Agriculture BigBaler 340 Plus was on the lot at the 2016 World Dairy Expo for dairy farmers to see how the new model builds on the brand’s leadership in the large square baler market. Seth Doman, Hay & Forage Marketing Segment Leader for New Holland North America, said their customers are lining up to see this machine …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Forage, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

New Holland SP Forage Harvester Performs for Producers

Joanna Schroeder

New Holland has continued the launch of its Self Propelled Forage Harvester line that started last year – a great piece of equipment for dairy producers and other producers. According to Doug Otto, with New Holland, the five model line-up ranges from 480 horsepower all the way up to 825 horsepower. Otto and I spoke during this year’s Farm Progress …

Agribusiness, Audio, dairy farming, Farm Progress Show, Forage, New Holland

HarvXtra Alfalfa Roundup Ready Available Jan 1 Across US

Jamie Johansen

HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology from Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI), the industry’s first genetically enhanced alfalfa developed, is available for planting across the continental United States starting Jan 1, 2017. Limited quantities of HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology planted in 2015 and 2016 scored high marks from farmers in an independent research trial, preparing the way for …

Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Forage, Livestock, Nutrition

Partnership in Forage Testing

Jamie Johansen

Calibrate® Technologies partners with Dairyland Laboratories, Inc., to offer Calibrate® forage quality tests for starch and fiber digestibility as well as Calibrate® RFQ. Calibrate® forage quality tests provide highly accurate digestibility and quality information to improve forage performance in a dairy herd’s ration. “The agreement between Dairyland Laboratories and Calibrate® Technologies will expand service reach, reduce the impact of nutrition …

Agribusiness, Feed, Forage, Nutrition

Land O’Lakes Completes Acquisition of Ceres

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes has now completed its acquisition of Ceres, Inc. and will make the company a part of the Forage Genetics International business unit. The addition will add new plant breeding and biotechnology to the Land O’Lakes R&D pipeline, bringing new traits to market faster. It also brings the company into a position to provide holistic forage to customers. FGI has significant …

Agribusiness, Forage, Land O'Lakes

Forage Sampling Tips From Hubbard Feeds

Lizzy Schultz

Forage season has swung into full force, and as harvest season begins its approach, don’t forget to send those forage samples in for lab analysis. Analyzing samples is a vital processes in the harvest process, and the team at Hubbard Feeds has compiled a list of tips and considerations to take when sending your forage samples in for analysis this …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Farming, Feed, Forage

BioZyme Develops Natural Silage Additive

Lizzy Schultz

If not fermented properly, silage can lose valuable energy, protein and fiber components that are often destroyed during the ensiling process. BioZyme Inc. has developed AmaSile, a natural silage additive scientifically formulated to reduce the time required to properly ferment, minimize nutrient loss and reduce spoilage by undesirable bacteria. “AmaSile works to stimulate the growth and development of beneficial microorganisms …

Ag Group, Alfalfa, BioZyme, Cattle, Feed, Forage, Nutrition, Silage

Learn to Maximize Forage Power at Alltech Webinar

Jamie Johansen

Join Dr. Dave Davies, director of Silage Solutions Ltd., United Kingdom, for a Alltech webinar on maximizing your forage power on farm with practical solutions for success on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11 am ET. Davies grew up on a Welsh farm and spent several years studying agriculture and grasslands. Beginning in 2007, he led the silage research portfolio …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Feed, Forage, Livestock, Nutrition

2016 Hay & Forage Expo to Focus on Education

Jamie Johansen

The Hay & Forage Expo returns to central Iowa, June 22 & 23, for the 30th annual event at the Central Iowa Expo in Boone, Iowa. The event brings the latest in hay and forage equipment to attendees. “Farmers who attend the Hay & Forage Expo love the demonstrations and enjoy watching the equipment in action. We wanted to expand …

Agribusiness, Education, Equipment, Forage, Hay, Livestock, Nutrition