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  1. Machinery
    I have been looking for info on whether this is possible--using a standard round baler for high moisture baleage. I purchased a new Vermeer 605R Classic in 2020. It worked like a champ in the first season. I ran into a customer that inquired about making high moisture bales. I have not done...
  2. Alfalfa/Hay
    what is being used on your silage & high moisture hay ?
  3. Machinery
    Does anyone have any experience with Farm King's 3pt silage wrapper? How does it compare to Diamond and other wrappers in the $4-6k range? We plan on only wrapping a couple of hundred bales, 400 at most if we wrap the dry hay. Thanks
  4. Alfalfa/Hay
    I am thinking about buying a new round baler specifically designed for round bale silage with the cutter options. I have heard that the horsepower requirements are 25% greater than conventional baling and speed of baling is reduced up to 50%. I am planning to bales several hundred bales of...
  5. Alfalfa/Hay
    http://www.progressiveforage.com/news/industry-news/video-national-forage-statistics http://www.progressiveforage.com/proforage/forage-industry-stats Lynn
  6. Alfalfa/Hay
    Hey Guys, We're just starting testing of our hay and silage that we make for our own cattle. We are moving towards much more active management but I'm not sure what our results are saying. I'll be talking with our Vet and our mineral supplier but I was wondering if y'all have any opinions on...
  7. Alfalfa/Hay
    Hey guys, I'm in need of some advice, hopefully you all can shed some light and assist. I've looked around on the internet and haven't really found the information I'm looking for. I'm located in Western Kentucky (for reference on what would grow and produce well). I'm looking to start a...
  8. Machinery
    Has anyone seen/heard of one of these? http://feeder-leader.com/product/the-boss/ it's a 3 point linkage bale feeder. My cousin has one and swears by it to feed out round Alfalfa bales which I also need to do.. You can buy them pretty cheap direct rather than through a dealer. Any thoughts? Cheers
  9. Machinery
    We are looking to upgrade our round baler, any suggestion? Weput up about 1500 5X6 Baler of Legume and Mix grass/legume and would like to stick with this size of baler. What we are looking for is a machine capable of the following: -Swallow 2 X13 ft windrows raked together (Heavy legume and...
  10. Machinery
    I am going to be replacing the belts and doing some general maintenance on a Gehl 2580 baler. The person that owns the baler, bales silage with it. I have looked over the parts book and can not find much on the silage upgrades. My questions are: did Gehl have a bale restrictor like a Vermeer...
  11. Alfalfa/Hay
    Why is it that producers accept losing 25% or more of theur forage becuase they refuse to manage it? Perhaps some of you can help me to understand.... or get the message across that, "doesn't have to be" I get across the country in my travels and see lots of operations. And in recent years the...
  12. Alfalfa/Hay
    Hey, Just putting some feelers out there to get an idea of what type of hay i should be chasing & hopefully trying to source a decent supplier of Hay for my Angus Herd. Does anyone have any Suggestions to what I should be paying and looking for. Sorry for my vagueness but Its all new to me...
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