My New Holland 1st Cut Winner – Leroy Otten

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Forage, Hay, New Holland

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 … Read More

New Holland 1st Cut Winner – Tyler Egeland

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Alfalfa, Audio, award, dairy farming, Forage, Hay, New Holland, Silage

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. … Read More

Vermeer BW5500 Inline Bale Wrapper

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Equipment, Forage, Hay

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 … Read More

1st Cut Competition Winners Announced

Chuck ZimmermanForage, Hay, New Holland

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. … Read More

6E Series Tractor – Perfect for Livestock & Hay Segment

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Hay, John Deere, Livestock

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. … Read More

New John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, Forage, Harvest, Hay

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. … Read More

BigBalers with Bigger Capabilities

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Forage, Hay, New Holland, Video

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. … Read More

Farming New Holland SMART in Pennsylvania

Chuck ZimmermanBeef, Cattle, Farming, Hay, New Holland, Video

Rob and Amy Hess own Bow Creek Farm near Hershey, PA. They raise Red Angus cattle and are true blue New Holland customers. During New Holland Media Days one of our stops was the farm where Rob and Amy gave us a tour and answered questions. We ended up at one of their hay fields to do a little baling … Read More

Hay & Forage Expo Comes to Minnesota June 24-25

John DavisAgribusiness, Forage, Hay

This year’s Hay & Forage Expo comes to Southeast Minnesota next week. The 29th annual version of the event is set for June 24 and 25 near Cannon Falls, Minnesota, on the Hernke’s Inc. farm. Marc Hernke, one of the host farmers, reports that his first-cut crop of hay looked good, even after coming through an open winter and that … Read More

New Holland Offers Chance to Win Baler

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, contest, Hay, New Holland

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 … Read More