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Reduced Lignin Alfalfa

New varieties offer increased forage efficiency.

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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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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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Tracking Hay Quality

New relative feed value (RFV) calculators and tracking systems allow producers to sort bales in the field.

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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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Exporting Forage: Barr-Ag Is In Its “Hay Day”

Barry Schmitt got in early exporting forage to Asia. Now he sees even greater potential in China, and the prospect of creating a business that will last generations.

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Alfalfa: Planted on the Diagonal

An innovative approach to planting alfalfa produces exceptional yields.

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Caring for Hay Fields

Maintaining your hay fields is a year-round job and one that pays in higher yields.

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Charting Solutions for Alfalfa Production

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a novice hay producer, questions about alfalfa production are bound to come up. With the help of the Alfalfa Management Guide and a variety of other sources, we address three topics here: irrigation, harvest scheduling and rotation timing.

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