John Deere Partners with Scherer Design Engineering

Kelly Marshall

Deere & Company has a new agreement with Scherer Design Engineering, Inc. The companies are working together to develop and commercialize kernel processing solutions for self-propelled forage harvesters. “Deere is committed to developing industry leading kernel processing solutions with the goal to drive higher milk production in dairy cows”, says Jon Chase, global director, self-propelled forage harvesters and heads. “This …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Feed, Harvest, John Deere

Mycotoxin Forecast from Alltech

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Max Hawkins, Alltech nutritionist, is the one behind the scenes making sense of all the numbers and values collected from samples and creating the mycotoxin risk assessments. These assessments are sent out to the Alltech sales force and customer ensuring they get the most information back from a sample as possible. The World Dairy Expo was a perfect venue …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, corn, Forage, Harvest, Nutrition, World Dairy Expo

Silage Preparation Tips From Hubbard Feeds🌽

Lizzy Schultz

As harvest approaches for corn silage growers, it has become paramount to start walking fields in order to determine how the crop is progressing. As harvest timing can be critical in achieving high-quality corn silage that delivers optimal performance for livestock, the team at Hubbard Feeds has provided the following checklist for ensuring a successful harvest: 1) Optimal Dry Matter: …

Ag Group, Dairy, Farming, Harvest, Silage

Gowan Announces Dairy Guarantee Program

Lizzy Schultz

Gowan USA, LLC recently announced that its new Affiance Fungicide Guarantee Program is available for dairy producers throughout the United States. “We’re so confident in the ability of Affiance Fungicide to increase the feed value of corn silage that we’re offering this ironclad guarantee,” stated Chad Dyer, Affiance Product Manager for Gowan. “Dairy producers just need to purchase one case …

Ag Group, Competition, Dairy, dairy farming, Harvest, Silage

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

Alltech Harvest Analysis Shows Risks in Livestock Feed

Lizzy Schultz

Inconsistent weather patterns this past summer wreaked havoc on the 2015 North America crop, producing irregularities in plant growth that now put swine, poultry, dairy and beef cattle at high risk for mycotoxin exposure, according to Alltech’s North America Harvest Analysis. Alltech’s annual study surveyed over 250 samples of North American corn, corn silage, and wheat crop from across the …

Ag Group, Alltech, Animal Health, Feed, Harvest, Livestock

New John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

Chuck Zimmerman

Quite a few new products were put on display for those of us in ag media last week. That includes three new models of the 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters. “We took the momentum from the 8000 Series rollout last year and added to an already stellar lineup of forage harvesters,” says Tim Meister, division manager, marketing with John Deere. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Forage, Harvest, Hay

Drive with Caution During Harvest Season

Jamie Johansen

It’s harvest season in Georgia and more farm equipment will be heading out across the state as farmers transport equipment and produce between fields and processing areas. Because farm equipment is designed to be used primarily in the field and not for typical highway speeds, motorists can be caught off guard when traveling rural roads this time of year. The …

Ag Group, Farm Safety, Harvest