AABP pre-conference seminar 8A offered invaluable insight into producing, storing and feeding quality forages. Ag engineer Kevin Shinners gave attendees a new appreciation of the inner workings of forage harvesting equipment and what adjustments to look at.
Everett Thomas used his years of experience from the Miner Institute to show the attendees that alfalfa should be mowed at a height of 1 to 2 inches and grass at a height of 3 to 4 inches. It was also presented that drying times can be shortened by spreading the hay swath to nearly 100% of the mower's width.
This information, along with much more, can be passed on to our producers to producer a higher quality forage thereby reducing feed costs.