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Trouble getting right part number for rubber sprocket 848...

Machinery Today, 12:34 PM
Hello Folks;   I am in search of guidance required to repair an older model baler which faithfully bales up all the feed for a small dairy goat herd every season.    A pair of rubber sprockets need to be replaced. These are located inside the bale chamber, centre, at the rear and s...
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Cattle Discussion Today, 12:30 PM
I know folks know a lot more than me and may get tired of some questions, but here goes anyway LOL....   I finally got my head shoot in along with a small holding corral, I haven't been able to worm in the past but now I'm ready..   Question , is there a certain time of year that is bes...
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Hoof trimming

Cattle Discussion Today, 06:30 AM
How often do you trim your beef cattle hoofs ?   I have 1 large cow that I just noticed her rear hoofs are curling up and in, the outside hoof... I doubt I can do it so I'm asking locals if they know of anyone...   I half to admit I didn't realize cows hoofs would need trimming until I...
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Peak or Harmony GT on Winter Annuals in OG

Weed and Pest Management Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Just curious.  anyone using Peak or Harmony on stubborn winter annuals in og in early spring.  It is off label but it is labelled for small grain which you can cut for hay 30 days after application.  Word on the street around here is that multiple folks are using it and I was just...
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Alfalfa U 2021

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Featured Product: Hay Moisture Tester - HT-PRO™...

Nov 11 2013 05:57 PM | puritanize in Articles

Featured Product: Hay Moisture Tester - HT-PRO™ Portable The HT-PRO™ Portable Hay Moisture Tester with Calibration Clip comes in 2 sizes:20 inch Probe - Part No. 0712010 inch Probe - Part No. 07121http://www.balesuppl...alibration-clip What are the K...

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Do you have your Pasture, Range and Forage Insu...

Oct 14 2013 03:16 PM | puritanize in Articles

Do you have your Pasture, Range and Forage Insurance? Insurance like this is setup not only for hay farmers but livestock owners as well if they were to have losses on the property. When is the deadline? November 15, 2013 for the 2014 year. “Insura...

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GMO Hay Mixed and Not Labeled

Sep 15 2013 04:46 PM | puritanize in Articles

Looks like a state ag lab found that some seed from some farm in Eastern Washington had a mix of some genetically modified hay but claim it was really low and no big deal. According to Mark Anderson, the president/CEO of the Anderson Hay and Grain of...

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Historic Agricultural Data Is Ready Now Online

Aug 14 2013 10:25 PM | puritanize in Articles

In early July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) simplified access to historic data by putting 77 years’ worth of agricultural statistics online. In the past, this information, published in the...

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Maize Baler School; Feb/March Dates

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.

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Evaluating Hay and Pasture Stands

Feb 01 2013 11:03 AM | 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...

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Testing the Moisture Content of Hay: Accurately...

Jan 14 2013 08:39 PM | downtownjr in Articles

Testing the moisture content of hay prior to the baling process is essential to both seller and buyer. Moisture in hay is considered in three different forms, free water, physically trapped water, and bound water. The free and physically trapped water can be evaporated given proper conditions which include solar radiation, relative humidity, and time.

At the time of baling the ideal moisture level is between 18 and 22 percent. Hay baled with higher moisture percentages can foster mold, resulting in loss, and in severe cases, damage as the accompanying heat can cause spontaneous combustion. Due to its importance, testing hay for moisture content is essential to the success for both the buyer and seller.

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Reducing Drying Time of Hay and Hay Silage In t...

Jun 26 2012 11:50 AM | UpNorth in Articles

Harvesting high quality hay and hay silage has been a challenge in a number of hay growing regions because of the unpredictability of rainfall. Rain falling on hay that’s laying down in the field causes a number of problems. Soluble nutrients are lost, reducing feeding value and fermentation potential. Wet hay may also spontaneously combust. When properly dried forages should be ensiled at 65% moisture and bailed at 14-18% moisture (large-small bales). A number practices can reduce the amount of time that forages lie in the field.

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