Baling and Storing

Hesston Knows Hay Video Series

From soil prep and planting tips, to advice on how and when to cut, and even how to decrease the risk of bale fires: It’s the ultimate video course on producing and storing quality hay.

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A Massey Ferguson baler in action.

First In Its Class

By increasing the density of bales, producers can significantly decrease costs.

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Browse the Summer 2017 Issue of BALE

Look inside the Summer 2017 issue of BALE magazine! If you’re interested in receiving BALE magazine, see your AGCO equipment dealer in the United States and Canada.

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The Big Tradeoff: Walking the Line of Hay Quality and Yield

Many factors influence the quality of your hay. Chief among them is how to strike the right balance between forage quality and yield.

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Rebaled Means Revalued

Even with the extra effort and time, rebaling grass and straw proves a profitable trend for many producers.

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Two Generations of Experience

This father/son team offers several baling tips that can improve hay quality and avoid surprises hiding in the windrow.

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This Alfalfa Hay Quality Is Off The Charts

This Texas hay producer is setting new regional records for alfalfa quality and feed value.

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Small Hay Operations Have Big Needs

More small-acreage farmers are cutting and baling themselves. Two farmers explain how they not only save money, but also how they produce a better-quality product.

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High-Country Hay

In the alpine elevations of southern Colorado, the climate can be harsh, the scenery spectacular and the good life within reach for those willing to work for it.

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Baling Tips for Quality Hay

No matter their size and shape, making high-quality bales that preserve hay quality boils down to following a few guidelines.

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