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

Ceres Expands Forage & Feed Crops

Jamie Johansen

Ceres, Inc., an agricultural biotechnology focused on forage and feed crops, has expanded its distribution network for its forage sorghum seed products. The announcement follows favorable product performance results from its new line of improved hybrids, which are used to grow hay and silage for dairy and beef cattle. With a larger network, Ceres plans to make its latest generation …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Feed, Forage

Conservation Agent Proven to Increase Alfalfa Quality

Lizzy Schultz

A recent Illinois feed trial performed by Cardinal Agriculture Services is reporting higher feed quality in alfalfa treated with all-natural H2OExcel water conservation agent. During the feed trial, alfalfa treated with H2OExcel exhibited the following results compared to the untreated alfalfa: An increased yield of 2.2 tons and an additional cutting, a 6.5% decrease in the Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), …

Ag Group, Alfalfa, Conservation, Forage, Harvest, Research

Pacific Ag Hires Ag & Beef Industry Veteran

Jamie Johansen

Pacific Ag has hired Brook Holstein Campbell to lead sales efforts to the beef and dairy industry in the High Plains. Pacific Ag’s large scale operations and proven sustainable harvesting techniques result in a low ash product that can be delivered year-round, enabling dairies and feedyards a steady supply of affordable roughage that can now be secured on multi-year, fixed …

Agribusiness, Beef, Company Announcement, Dairy, Forage, Nutrition

NFMS Brings Producers Latest in Hay & Forage Tech

Jamie Johansen

We are headed to Louisville for the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) this week and will once again be talking with our friends at New Holland Agriculture. They have recently refreshed their T5 tractor series to not only meet stringent Tier 4B engine emissions regulations, but to also incorporate a host of new features to boost efficiency, productivity and …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Forage, Hay, New Holland, NFMS