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All-new Kubota Hay Tools hit dealerships for spring 2014.
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Make sure the hay you buy is safe and nutritious
Not all hay is created equal. If you need to buy hay for your livestock, it's important to make sure it's safe and nutritionally sound.  Click on the video below for helpful tips to...
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With the high demand (and even higher prices) of hay in the past few years, anyone feeding hay should do everything possible to protect their investment.
With the high demand (and even higher prices) of hay in the past few years, anyone feeding hay should do everything possible to protect their investment. Something to focus on this time of the year...
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Good feeding practices are the key to prevention
Botulism is caused by toxins produced by a bacterium in low-or-no-oxygen environments, and can be deadly to horses. They usually ingest the toxins in their feedstuffs. Eating trampled hay, or hay...
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It hasn't rained in three weeks, so Bob has been making lots of hay. He likes the heat index to be about 100 degrees when he goes in the hayloft. Here are some photos of the various equipment...
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If alfalfa isn't drawing enough boron from the soil you might see reduced yields
Alfalfa plants need boron for optimal growth and production. In soils, the nutrient is released from organic matter. If the surface dries out, plants are unable to feed in the zone where most of the...
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It's old and yellow. Got rained on, too. There's nothing good about this field of alfalfa. Bob wanted to rip it up last fall and replant, but the guy with the equipment wasn't available...
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If you can't avoid the moisture, there are ways to manage wet hay and preserve your crop
As the saying goes, make hay while the sun shines. But there is always the chance that rain will disrupt the process. Dan Undersander is an extension forage specialist at the University of...
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Bob is hearing from clients that are running out of hay. Cattle auctions in some parts of the Midwest are flooded with cows, as producers hit with drought last summer liquidate herds. Some farmers...
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As if drought isn't challenging enough for livestock farmers, there is another threat in rural areas – hay theft
The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) has received numerous reports of hay being stolen and reminds livestock farmers to be vigilant in monitoring their farms as well as their neighbor...

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