Weather is unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean your approach to moisture management has to be. Take note of the following tips to make the most of your bottom line this hay season:
Growers know the effects that moisture has on their hay harvest all too well. Here’s how hay preservatives and proper storage techniques can help ensure your hay retains the same quality as when it was first cut:
Nothing is worse than sitting in the cab with hay on the ground and watching a rain cloud come in. In your mind, you know you won’t be able to get it put up before the rain comes pouring in. But adding a new piece of equipment to your lineup could help.
In Part 1 of this hay equipment maintenance series, we covered addressing fuel and fluid concerns, and reviewing, repairing and replacing parts. Next, we’ll cover three more tips for making the most of your hay equipment that you can perform over the summer.
High-efficiency hay starts with well-regulated equipment. And while most producers take steps to make sure their balers and compact tractors are effectively winterized, not all operators perform the summer maintenance necessary to achieve a full season of reliable use.
When we asked our Instagram followers to tell us their top hay baling challenges, the answer was clear: moisture levels and weather concerns took top billing. Here’s how you can make sure neither stand in your way.
“We’re trying to see how simple life can be,” remarks farmer Reg Sonntag, one of three Saskatchewan brothers who reduced their cow-calf herd to shape an easier operation. Together, the brothers turned a small operation into 800 acres of grain crops and hay — now they’re planning to downsize as they look to the future.
How you store your hay equipment is as important as how you store your hay. Be it the hay or the equipment that helped make it, proper storage protects its value and helps it last longer. Winterize your equipment now, and it will be ready to make hay next spring.
No two fields are the same. That’s why Case IH is introducing enhancements to new 9- and 10-foot side-pull disc mower conditioners — because every field deserves a customized approach that maximizes haying windows.
With farm show season upon us, you have a chance to learn about Case IH’s newest products and practices before you begin to plan for next year. Check out the list of farm shows across the United States and Canada that Case IH will be attending and plan a trip to the location closest to…