NEWS
Machinery Chatter
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Dec 18, 2012 02:57 PM CST

Recently we hired a person with a truck/trailer-mounted hay grinder to come to the farm and grind about 80 round hay bales from the last couple of growing seasons. This equaled about 47 tons of hay piled high, which will feed our beef cows the majority of this winter.

While this marked the first time we have hired a hay grinder in six years, in the past we have hired tub grinders to come to the farm various times and mix different types of hay together. Most of the time it was alfalfa hay, but I know there also has ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
Implement Tires Earn Respect
Safety Matters
Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets
Farm Bureau to Discuss 'Big Data'
Farmer Want to See New Planter Tech
Honda Pioneer 700: Arizona Test Ride
Old Workhorse Keeps Pulling
Kinze Re-invents Its Assembly Line
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Service on Wheels