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.
This spring’s weather challenges provided an excellent reminder about just how tight production windows can become. With the season fresh in our memories, it’s not too soon to think about how important fall tillage is to our cropping cycle and about how weather can squeeze that opportunity, too.
To be sure, efficiency is neither a new nor unusual goal in farming. But it’s reassuring to know that when conditions dictate, we’ve got the tools and the drive to accomplish even more in a tighter time frame. That’s precisely the scenario that’s played out across the western Corn Belt this spring.
Waiting out the weather — it’s a spring tradition most of us would rather avoid. This year, it’s testing the mettle of many in the western Corn Belt. Still, it’s important to remain patient and stay ready for when conditions improve.
As we enter the prime planting window across many corn states, it’s important to consider factors influencing those dates and how to meet them — even under challenging conditions. It’s also a good time to think about how Case IH track technology can help you accomplish those goals more efficiently.
If you think precision farming only is for your new-model equipment, then the new AccuStar GPS receiver from Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) is for you. This latest innovation from Case IH will help you affordably add ElectriSteer autoguidance and/or yield mapping capabilities.
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.
It’s one thing to generate a lot of horsepower. But no tractor more efficiently moves that power to the ground and the implement you’re pulling than the Case IH Steiger® 620. Similarly, that fluid efficiency permeates your entire operation all the way to your bottom line.