Tag: Hay & Forage
Whether you’re storing hay or the equipment that helped put it up, getting long-term storage right helps protect its value and longevity.
Late-season haying can be especially challenging. Fewer hours of daylight, heavy nighttime dew and an increasing likelihood of precipitation often tighten the window for high-quality forage production. Case IH ThirtyPlus™ hay preservative can help you be more efficient in your haying and hit optimal timing.
Whether you’re eyeing the end of your haying season with one last cutting of high-quality alfalfa or perhaps considering leaving a few acres of grass hay as insurance against a tough winter, Case IH can help you slice through the toughest conditions and finish the season strong.
Whether you store your hay, feed it to livestock or sell it, you need the right tools to harvest at peak nutrition. DJ Wassenaar, owner of County Line Custom Farming in Jarvis, Ontario, uses Case IH equipment to improve alfalfa quality for his 150+ customers and reap the benefits of high-efficiency hay.
If you know dairy, you know a cow has four stomachs and 32 teeth, weighs around 1,400 pounds and requires about 30 to 50 gallons of water and 50 pounds of dry matter each day to produce 55 pounds of milk.1 If you know dairy, you also know June is National Dairy Month.
With your know-how, the right equipment, the latest technology and a little bit of weather luck, high-quality hay is a beautiful — not to mention, valuable — thing. We call it high-efficiency hay.
As you wait for your fields to dry (or thaw) and prepare to hit the ground running, don’t forget to take a walk — across your hayfields. Spring is the best time to evaluate alfalfa stands, consider fertility and pest control, and prepare for a timely harvest.
The right equipment almost always makes the job go better. So when your work demands a tractor with maneuverability, capacity and power, the new Case IH Maxxum® series 2WD tractors will help you more efficiently put up that first hay cutting, get your fields planted and keep the home place looking great.
High-quality hay production is an art form that brings together equipment, technology and a whole lot of know-how. Case IH has you covered on all three counts, but there’s always room to learn more. Alfalfa U is a great place to do just that.
Year in and year out, the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show proves itself as one of agriculture’s biggest and most important industry events. Among the business meetings, seminars and special events, be sure to pencil in a visit with your friends at Case IH. We’d sure enjoy meeting you.