Forage News

  • Greener maize crops may need silage preservation rethink

    It is becoming ever more popular to harvest maize while it's still green. However there may be different requirements when it comes to silage preservation - do you know how to get the best from your maize harvest? More than three quarters of long-term forage maize growers are now harvesting the crop greener than they used to, according to a new survey of UK dairy farmers. However a substantial ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Save time and improve silage quality with ULV application

    Paul Ecclestone of Paul Ecclestone Contracting has been in the business for 32 years and is seeing first hand the increase in the use of silage additives in order to improve silage quality. Farmers are now taking three to four cuts, and many are using a silage additive to get more milk out of forage, rather than buying in feed. One of the biggest practical innovations Paul has seen to date is ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Three step plan for late-cut grass

    Why? Because improved grass growth towards the end of the season has the potential to produce silage quality similar to first cut. True, it may not yield as well. But it has the capacity to deliver good protein and energy levels. Which is exactly what’s needed for more litres of milk from forage. And, if you are on a multi-cut system, you may be glad of that extra ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Newly Revised Ohio Agronomy Guide for Sale

    A lot can change in 12 years. That’s why the 2005 edition of the Ohio Agronomy Guide was just revised to offer the most up-to-date guidelines for planting corn, soybeans, wheat and forages in Ohio, managing the pests they attract and enriching the soil in which they grow. All the guidelines offered in the book are specific to Ohio and based on research in Ohio fields. If a farmer, ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Grassland and Muck 2017 is coming soon

    Grassland and Muck, the triennial event organised by The Royal Agricultural Society of England, returns to Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on 24-25 May 2017. The two day, 190 acre event has something for every grassland farmer with a wide display of machinery, live demonstrations and grass plots, advice and technical ...

  • Improve your silage making processes

    Taking control of the preservation process Conducted among more than 100 UK dairy farmers, a massive 78% thought they could make better grass silage, says Jackie Bradley, product manager for Ecosyl, who organised the survey.     But most producers simply didn’t feel in control of the preservation process, she says, with fermentation, in particular, emerging ...


    By Ecosyl Products Limited

  • Maize silage additive gets independent approval

    Livestock nutrition and forage preservation company, Volac, has had its recently-launched silage additive, Ecocool, approved by the German Agricultural Society, DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft), for improving the aerobic stability of maize and wholecrop cereal silages. This prestigious approval, which is based on trials by three separate research institutes across Germany, gives ...


    By Ecosyl Products Limited

  • Validation of diet modelling including live yeast effect as rumen modifier

    During the Annual Congress on Ruminant Research organized this week in Paris (3R- Rencontres Recherches Ruminants), a study on ruminant diet modelling conducted in partnership with Toulouse Agricultural College (Toulouse, France), was presented. This innovative study aimed at integrating the effects of ruminant specific live yeast used as rumen modifier into dairy production dynamic model. Eric ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • High-yield Harvest and Safe Storage: RKW Presents Rondotex® Round Bale Nets at EuroTier 2016

    The round bale nets are reliable, tear resistant and easy to handle: RKW presents different types of its high-quality Rondotex®  solution at the EuroTier trade fair in Hanover for the safe and efficient harvest and storage of hay, straw and silage bales. Visitors can expect to see the classics Rondotex® Evolution as well as the model ...


    By RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG

  • Commercial Forage Box added to hay/forage equipment lineup

    Combining size with strength, Art’s Way’s new heavy-duty commercial forage box is designed with the commercial farmer and livestock producer in mind. “The new forage box has a rugged, robust design, the materials it’s made of are chosen for their durability,” said Guadalupe Diaz, design sales engineer at Art’s Way. “It will provide years of trouble free ...

  • Hammer Blower is a hammermill and forage blower, combined all in one unit

    Combining a powerful, hammermill with a high capacity, blower fan, Art’s Way’s new Hammer Blower is a versatile machine that can grind high moisture shelled or ear corn and blow the mixture up into a silo or bunk too. This machine can grind dry corn through a 1/8-inch screen directly into a truck with virtually no dust. ...

  • New Agreement between John Deere and Scherer Design Engineering

    Deere & Company announces a joint development agreement with Scherer Design Engineering, Inc. to develop and commercialize kernel processing solutions for self-propelled forage harvesters. "Deere is committed to developing industry leading kernel processing solutions with the goal to drive higher milk production in dairy cows," says Jon Chase, global director, ...


    By John Deere

  • Ultra-low volume preservatives boost user convenience

    He says: “The Ecosyler ULV applicator can treat 900 tonne of crop with one fill applying 20 ml of preservative per tonne, and it is also highly accurate. If you put in enough product for 100 acres, you can be sure it is supplied correctly.” Each unit is supplied with a 22-litre tank, which has a three-way valve and low level indicator, and is mounted on a stainless steel frame. ...


    By Ecosyl Products Limited

  • Wholecrop cereal silage could be a `no brainer`

    Low cereal prices could mean making wholecrop cereal silage is a ‘no brainer’ for topping up this season’s tight grass silage stocks on dairy and other livestock farms, says Ecosyl silage specialist, Derek Nelson. This, coupled with the drive to maximise use of home-grown forages to reduce reliance on bought-in feeds, makes wholecrop an obvious option, he maintains. ...


    By Ecosyl Products Limited

  • Nutritech International and Vitec Nutrition to merge

    Nutritech International and Lallemand NZ Ltd (trading as Vitec Nutrition) have announced they are to merge their businesses effective from 1st June 2016, creating New Zealand’s largest supplier of animal nutrition and forage additive technologies. Nutritech International was founded in 1915, celebrating 100 years of advice and support for New Zealand farmers in 2015. The company has been ...

  • Machinery “Palesse” at the exhibition “Techagro 2016”

    At the International exhibition of agricultural machinery “TECHAGRO-2016”, which took place in April in Brno (Czech Republic) holding “GOMSELMASH” for the first time during an exhibition arrangements of this project presented highly-productive forage harvesting complex “PALESSE FS8060”. Also the company presented grain harvesting combine “PALESSE ...


    By Gomselmash

  • Livestock goes free entry for all

    FREE ENTRY FOR ALL VISITORS  Farmers, their families and staff, farm contractors and students, consultants, vets and all in the supply trade will gain free entry to Livestock 2016.  MACHINERY MOVES INSIDE This year, following negotiations with The NEC, we have organised additional ...

  • Mow Your Pastures to See Greener Grass, and Other Pasture Improvement Tips

    Livestock producers who want a simple way to improve their pastures may want to consider using a tool similar to what most homeowners use to keep their neighbors happy — a mower, only bigger. Not only does mowing keep pastures looking nice, it also helps remove weeds, said Chris Penrose, an Ohio State University Extension educator. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Forage crop promising as ecologically friendly ornamental groundcover

    A new, ecologically friendly groundcover for warm-weather landscapes is on the horizon. Rhizoma peanut, a warm-season perennial native to South America, has been used almost exclusively as a forage crop in the United States since the 1930s, but a study in the July HortScience says the perennial has potential as an ornamental groundcover or turf alternative. "Rhizoma peanut is grown in U.S. ...

  • Noise from human activity can impair foraging in bats

    Human-generated noise can reduce the foraging activity of wildlife and should be taken into account during conservation planning, a new study suggests. The test showed that traffic noise decreased the foraging activity of Daubenton’s bat (Myotis daubentonii) by inducing an avoidance response. The new experimental approach could be used to identify how noise disturbs any species capable of ...

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