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In our first livestock equipment post, we discussed Farmall tractors. Today we look at hay and forage equipment for any size operation.

As farm chores change, the versatility of Case IH equipment remains the same. With extensive tractor and attachment lines, livestock farmers can move from feedlot to hayfield with ease. What Case IH haying equipment is used on your farm? (more…)

Practices to Try in Alfalfa This Year

Well-known agronomist Darren Hefty is the guest blogger for this post. He and his brother, Brian, are responsible for the popular Ag PhD workshops, TV programs and radio broadcasts. In this post, Darren discusses his ways to improve alfalfa production. What practices do you use to maximize alfalfa tonnage?   (more…)

This is the first season for the Case IH LB4 large square baler, and it was one of the many pieces of Case IH hay and forage equipment that was on display last week at the 2013 Farm Progress Hay Expo in Waukon, Iowa. Have you used the new LB4 baler? (more…)

The first day of Farm Progress Hay Expo was perfect for making hay. That might have kept some producers – who were hungry to get hay put up at home – at bay, but the event posed an excellent opportunity to see firsthand the latest in hay and forage equipment. Did you attend Hay Expo or were you in the field, trying to get hay up? (more…)

Here’s some good news on the quality assurance front: Case IH and BaleKeeper™ brand plastic twines for both round and square balers meet tough new industry standards for quality, testing, labeling, performance and country of origin. (more…)

Hay Expo Shows Equipment at Work

The 26th Annual Farm Progress Hay Expo was held last week in Boone, Iowa, on the same site at which the Farm Progress Show will take place in late-August. The 10-acre exhibit field featured manufacturers and distributors showcasing their hay and forage products to interested farmers. (more…)

Hay Expo Brings Optimistic Crowds

The first day of the Farm Progress Hay Expo attracted a substantial crowd, even while storm clouds loomed above during most of the afternoon. Later that evening, a much-needed rain saturated Central Iowa, but it wasn’t enough to stop the show during a beautiful summer day on Thursday. The Expo, held in Boone, Iowa, is a good opportunity for Case IH to spotlight its equipment to interested customers. (more…)

We wrap-up our series on hay production with guest blogger Kevin Shinners, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who can help you  gain insight and Be Ready for the upcoming growing season. Here he shares his thoughts on new telematics technology and how it can help improve efficiencies on-farm. (more…)

When it comes to hay equipment to help you Be Ready for the upcoming growing season, we have some great resources within Case IH who are anxious to assist you. Brett DeVries, Case IH Hay and Forage Marketing Manager, is our guest blogger this week and shares insight into high-productivity equipment to help you get maximum hay yields.  (more…)

Today, we begin a short series of posts on hay production insights. Our guest blogger is hay and forage expert, Kevin Shinners, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who can help you gain insight and Be Ready for the upcoming growing season. Here he shares his thoughts on how to ensure that the hay you’re harvesting is of the highest quality, so you can reap the benefits of high market prices. (more…)