Alfalfa/Hay Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Just posted new Youtube video with info on record setting hay auction Wednesday in northeast Iowa + look at some of the very strong recent auction sale prices I've seen on square balers & rakes: Pete www.machinerypete.com
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Machinery Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Hi, Ist post; lurker for a while. I've got a Hesston PT7 moco. The cable for adjusting the tension on the conditioning rollers is broken (not crimped; not a few broken threads; totally broken in two). I can't figure out how to access the cable to replace it. The operators...
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Machinery Yesterday, 08:09 AM
I've been sort of thinking about getting a new ATV then my eye caught some nifty looking side by side (Gator, RZR, Mule) type vehicles. I've always had a 4 wheeler and currently have a Yamaha Big Bear 400. Been a great ATV. Never down time. But I was thinking of upgrading to a Polaris Sportsman 4...
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What's New in Equipment Yesterday, 04:50 AM
We need first quality Disc mowers,Conditioner. Which trade mark you suggest? Thank you Akin
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Cattle Discussion Yesterday, 04:21 AM
USDA final ruling on COOL disgusts NCBA. obaaaama has his grip on the USDA now much like the IRS. In the last 4 years we have been bombarded with surveys from the USDA....big brother.Regards, Mikehttp://www.agweb.com...mandatory_cool/
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May 24 2013 07:27 PM | puritanize in Articles
Join Krone in East Berlin, PA for their Hay Day to see their full line of Krone equipment working in the fields.
You can expect to see their newest equipment, visit with the Krone product experts, and take part in a complementary lunch and dinner.
The dealers are welcome on the 18th, the 19th is open to the rest of the public.
Hay Day Address:
670 Kralltown Road
East Berlin, PA 17316
Click here for more information.
May 20 2013 12:14 PM | puritanize in Articles
The 2013 Farm Progress Hay Expo
When: June 19 and 20, 2013
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: off of Highway 9 just north of Waukon, Iowa.
Admission: Free - parking is $10 per vehicle.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information, visit www.HayExpo.com or call 866-264-7469.
Apr 24 2013 08:52 AM | ZB in Articles
The National Hay Association’s technology committee has recently launched a brand new website at www.nationalhay.org. The new format allows you to easily browse NHA history, code of ethics, by-laws, member photos, videos, and upcoming events. One of the most exciting features of the new website is the searchable interactive membership directory. NHA members can create their own personalized contact profiles directly through the members only portal on the NHA website. Member profiles can be as simple as just a name, full mailing address, email, phone number, type of business, and products/services offered. Those that would like to customize their listing can add full contact information, links to business websites, social media links, photo albums, and a even a personalized overview of their business. On the side of each listing is a handy print button so you can easily print out the listings you want. The website allows members to have an on-the-go directory by accessing the website with your mobile device. Each business is allowed at least one extra contact so even more of our existing members can create profiles, have access to the directory, and be included in future NHA e-mail based communications and promotions. The directory has an advanced search that allows you to narrow members down by state, services offered, forage product, or even bale size. This new feature will help members get to know one another much better and hopefully promote more commerce and exchange of ideas between members. This new system is very simple to use and helps to keep the mailing and contact information for the members and administrators of the NHA current and up to date, but only if you actively participate.
Those that provide a physical address will have their location mapped on the members nationwide Google map. With one click, you can create driving directions to any listed member's place of business. Imagine planning a trip and being able to see the NHA members you could visit along your route! The directory and google map features are member-only options and require a login to gain access.
Start today by going to www.nationalhay.org and clicking on the “Join the NHA” tab to begin the simple process of building your profile. All existing NHA members will have their account promptly approved and will gain access to the online directory, google map, and the online HayThere newsletter. If you have a youtube video or pictures you would like featured on the site, e-mail them to us today for consideration!
The NHA is a great organization that HayTalk is currently a member of. If you want to meet other hay farmers around the country, this is a great way to do it. Their conference every year is also a great time.
Mar 28 2013 06:32 PM | downtownjr in Bill's Forage Files
Winter Small Grain Silage Fertility
Many farmers planted winter triticale, winter rye, or winter wheat last fall in order to take a spring harvest to make up for the low haylage yields in 2012. Applying enough nitrogen at green-up will be crucial to raising the yield potential from 2 to 4+ tons of DM per acre. Supplying enough spring nitrogen will also increase crude protein from about 14% to nearly 20% DM if the silage is harvested by the flag leaf stage (Feeks 9, Figure 1) The application rate of spring nitrogen needed for high yielding, high quality winter small grain silage may range from 0 to nearly 100 lb. per acre depending on the previous crop in the rotation, and the field manure history.
Figure 1: Growth Stages of Winter Small Grain Silages
Photo from Cornell Agronomy Fact Sheet 56
Fertility Management at Planting
Typically rates of 10-20 lb. of nitrogen per acre are applied at planting for wheat that is grown for grain. These rates are also sufficient for small grains grown for silage. Too much fall nitrogen leads to excess fall growth, leaving the small grains more vulnerable to damage over the winter. If the small grain is greater than 6 inches tall going into the winter, the crop will likely be partially or completely damaged by snow mold. Placing enough phosphorus with the small grain seed at planting is also critical for winter survival and spring growth if the fields do not a have a history of manure. Work by Peter Johnson in Ontario has shown that mixing 100 lb/acre of MAP with the wheat seed had higher yields (92.5 bu/acre vs. 82.9 bu/acre) and better winter survival (85% vs. 35%) than wheat without phosphorous. ............
Read the rest of this great article at Bill's Blog at http://billsforagefiles.blogspot.com/
Mar 02 2013 08:46 PM | downtownjr in Articles
Our friends from Krone are sponsoring a Hay Day in April.
Get away to Texarkana, TX to see the full range of Krone equipment working in the field.
Expect to see the newest Krone equipment, visit with Krone product experts, and enjoy a complementary
dinner the evening of April 23rd with a special guest speaker from Washington, DC to speak about the
Click here to get registration information:
It is a great chance to the Krone machinery in the field....
See the following equipment:
EC R 320
EC 3200 CV
EC 4013 CV
KW 552 T
SW 42 T
Fortima V 1800
Comprima CV 150 XCT
BiG Pack 1290 HS XC
BiG X with EF 380
You have the choice to attend on April 23 or April 24. The same events will take place on each of these days. Make sure you select the day you prefer to attend on the registration form.
Join us on the evening of April 23 for a complementary dinner at the Texarkana Convention Center. During dinner hear Nick Yaksich speak about the Farm Bill. (You can read more about Nick below.)
If you plan on staying the night in Texarkana, Krone has negotiated special rates at the hotels listed below. When making your reservations with the hotel, mention Krone Hay Day to receive the special rate. The special rate is available through April 8.
Hilton Garden Inn (connected to the Texarkana Convention Center)
2910 South Cowhorn Creek Loop
Texarkana, TX 75501
Krone Rate: $119/night + taxes
4545 Cowhorn Creek Road
Texarkana, TX 75503
Krone Rate: $109/night + taxes
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Feb 26 2013 05:38 PM | downtownjr in Articles
The Kuhns hay accumulator system has been the favorite for pull type hay accumulators on HayTalk for some time. The system is manufactured by Kenny Kuhns and his sons at Kuhns Manufacturing in North Bloomfield, Ohio. The hay accumulator system Kuhn has developed comes in various configurations that allows you to arrange nearly any length or weight of small square bales into group configurations that fit your hay operation.
The Kuhns family of innovators designed their accumulator system to help hay farmers, like themselves, minimize the labor involved in producing small square bales The Kuhns Small Square Bale Accumulator System uses no hydraulics or electronics, yet is fully automatic with an operating capacity of up to12 bales a minute. The system uses simple gravity to efficiently and effectively arrange the bales into a pack to be picked up with a matched grabber which is mounted on your loader and allows you to stack the bales on your wagon. No trying to find local teenagers to help, no more morning back-aches due to handling hundreds during each cutting. In a business where speed and efficiency means getting the hay up before the rains, accumulators are just what the doctor ordered.
For more information or to find a dealer near you, click on the Kuhns ad here on HayTalk to visit their web site.
Be Safe on the farm and we will see you HayTalk.
Feb 23 2013 07:01 PM | downtownjr in Articles
This year the folks put on another great National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. Unfortunately, the flu caught up with me and I only got to participate the first day. However, I did make one full round of the show and even selected some favorites, to include a couple of small companies that may have some of the items you need for the the coming season.
My first favorites are from the small business arena. Not sure if anyone out there has used FLUID FILM, but a friend introduced it to me for use on sickles, chains , and other parts, that I do not want to rust when I winterize my equipment. FLUID FILM products are solvent free and consist of an all natural lanolin base. I found a nice gentleman and retired ag teacher with a booth at the farm show. He is located in Michigan and you have to call him to order, he does not have a web site yet. But, he has very good prices. The company is J&B Enterprises, and the gentleman is named John Jansen. If you are interested in the product, I recommend you give him a call at (517) 456-7113. Tell him HayTalk sent you.
Another small business owner that gave a superb presentation of their fence stapler were the folks at wirefencestapler.com where they sell the STOCKade Pneumatic Fence Stapler. If you are setting a large number of wooden fence posts these folks have just the ticket. You can also give them a call at (502) 223-8857. There is also a demo video on the web page. Take some time and check it out if you are putting up some fence this season. I for one wish they had had these when I was a kid.
My Show favorite on the netwrap, twine, and a new tarp tie down they have recently put on the market is PolyExcel which had a nice new hay tarp anchor on display. If you tarp large stacks of hay, this may be worth talking to them about buying. The Hay Anchor is manufactures from rugged polypropylene, so there is no metal to rust and is reusable for years. Highly Orange in color, so old eyes like mine do not have strain when I drop one and is easy on the hands in inclement weather. You can insert by hand, speed wrench, and my favorite, a bettery operated drill, Also, PolyExcel is a good a good stop for discussing your twine and netwrap needs. If you have any questions give Eddie Toms a call at (612) 280-8391 or drop him an e-mail, because this young man travels a lot, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those are a couple of my supply favorites. Wish I would have had tome to check out more. I will also write a bit about my favorite equipment. The show is like an amusement park, you can stay lost in there for days!
Feb 19 2013 09:54 PM | downtownjr in Articles
George Krizenawski, owner of Rocky Mountain Bale Sweep, recognized the need to develop a new piece of equipment to handle small square hay bales. In 2007, he focused on a design that was available for skidsteers and front end loaders which did not drag the bales across the ground.
For commercial and hobby farmers alike, the Rocky Mountain Bale Sweep is different from any other accumulator on the market.
Read on more for more information or contact George at 406-539-4507, or by e-mail at INFO@ROCKYMOUNTAINBALESWEEP.COM.
Feb 19 2013 01:14 PM | downtownjr in Articles
Baler School...Friday 22 February 22 and Saturday 23 February at the Maize Corporation's facility in Maize, Kansas. In addition, the New Mexico school is scheduled for Wednesday 6 March in Artesia, New Mexico. Contact Maize at 316-722-8710 to register.
Feb 01 2013 11:03 AM | FertileForage in Articles
By Dennis Brown, Originally - FORAGESEEDS.COM
The fluctuation of the wet spring to the severe drought in the fall and now a long cold winter may result in poor hay and pasture stands in the spring. Plants may be killed or weakened, leaving barren areas in the fields or thinning of the stand from last fall, depending on the severity of the drought and harvest management last fall.
Accurate assessment of forage stands for winter injury is an important and economically sound management practice. The degree of injury will vary depending on a number of climatic and cultural factors listed below...