My New Holland 1st Cut Winner – Leroy Otten

Jamie Johansen

Here’s the next interview in our series on winners of the New Holland 1st Cut Competition. Chuck spoke by phone with Leroy Otten of Alberta, Canada who submitted this photo that he calls “Dream Team.” Leroy milks about 250 dairy cows, farms 800 of grain land and the rest of their farming operation is used in silage production. Just after …

Agribusiness, Forage, Hay, New Holland

New Holland 1st Cut Winner – Tyler Egeland

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a first in a series of interviews with the winners of the New Holland 1st Cut Competition. I spoke by phone with Tyler Egeland of Iowa who submitted a very creative photo into the contest. Tyler proposes to his girl friend by cutting the words, “Lauren, will you marry me?” into an alfalfa field using a New Holland Speedrower. …

Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Audio, award, dairy farming, Forage, Hay, New Holland, Silage

Vermeer BW5500 Inline Bale Wrapper

Jamie Johansen

Vermeer Corporation has added a new inline bale wrapper to its hay and forage equipment lineup. The Vermeer BW5500 bale wrapper is designed to give large volume hay operations and custom operators faster wrapping times and more operational control. “As you increase the number of bales wrapped each year, producers should consider moving from an individual wrapper to an inline …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Forage, Hay

1st Cut Competition Winners Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

The results are in and the winners of the New Holland 1st Cut Competition have been announced. They are Les Hershey of Kirkwood, Pa., Jimmy Parker of Stringer Miss., Merlin Bontrager of Timbo, Ark., Tyler Egeland of Ossian, Iowa, David Nelson of Preston, Idaho, Vanessa Dirksen of Alma, Ontario, and Leroy Otten of Ponoka, Alberta. Pictured is Leroy Otten’s entry. …

Forage, Hay, New Holland

6E Series Tractor – Perfect for Livestock & Hay Segment

Jamie Johansen

On display at the 2015 Farm Progress Show is John Deere’s 6E Series Tractors which features enhanced performance, added versatility and greater value to the existing family of high-horsepower utility tractors. I spoke with Jean Jones, future product manager for John Deere’s 6E series tractors and she took time to walk me through the tractors specs while visiting their booth. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Hay, John Deere, 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

BigBalers with Bigger Capabilities

Chuck Zimmerman

New Holland has added capabilities to its line of BigBalers and Curt Hoffman took to the field to tell us about them. One big new feature is ISOBUS III compatibility. What does this mean? It means that the balers now feature the IntelliCruise™ feed rate control system on the Standard and CropCutter™ BigBaler 1270 and BigBaler 1290 large square balers. …

Agribusiness, Forage, Hay, New Holland, Video

New Holland Offers Chance to Win Baler

Kelly Marshall

New Holland, well-known hay tools manufacturer, is celebrating a legacy of 120 years.  To mark the occasion, as well as the first cutting of hay, the company is kicking off a new product advertising campaign called “The Gold Standard.” The campaign begins with a social media contest, “The 1st Cut Competition.”  Farmers are encouraged to photograph their first cut of …

Agribusiness, contest, Hay, New Holland