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.
If you’re a hay and forage producer looking for a baler that will boost your capacity and bale density, the new LB434XL 3×4 large square baler from Case IH could be exactly what you need.
As we near the point in the haying season when you begin to plan your last cuttings of the season, it’s also a good time to consider evaluating hayfields for next year.
If putting up high-quality forages is your goal, plan to attend the 2016 Hay & Forage Expo. Case IH will be there. We would enjoy the opportunity to meet you.
Like most farmers these days, you’re keeping a close eye on costs. If you raise livestock, you know feed is your largest expense. Did you also know that ramping up your hay quality can help reduce those expenses? It all starts with a little time, timeliness and, of course, some good fortune.