John Deere 5R Series Utility Tractor – Power & Versatility

jamie johansen

Offering tractors from 90 to 125 engine hp, the John Deere 5R series tractors were on display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. Attendees saw first-hand the advanced technology to the utility tractor provides, meeting many farming demands. John Doyle, product marketing manager, took us through key product specs and the ideal customer of this new product offering. “The 5R …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Hay, John Deere, livestock

Deere 0 Series Baler & Accumulator = Efficiency

jamie johansen

John Deere’s 0 Series Round Balers are the first North American-built round baler precutters with the industry’s first 5-foot precutter baler. The eight models that comprise the new series build upon the popular 9 Series Balers and include several new features that improve hay pickup and overall baling speed and productivity in the field. During the recent Farm Progress Show, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Hay, John Deere

New Holland Acquires Grass & Soil Business

Jamie Johansen

New Holland Agriculture will expand its wide offering with new implement product lines as a result of CNH Industrial’s agreement to acquire the agricultural Grass and Soil business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab. This business develops, manufactures and sells solutions for agricultural applications in the Tillage and Hay & Forage segments under various brands, …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Forage, Hay, Machinery, New Holland, Soil, Tillage

Case IH Rolls Out Changes to Balers

Kelly Marshall

Case IH is improving efficiency with a new LB434SL 3×4 large square baler.  The baler lets high-volume hay and forage producers get over more acres per day, leaving consistent, uniform bales behind it. They’re also adding ISOBUS Class 3 functionality to most of their baler options and all Maxxum CVT, Puma and Optum tractors. “Not only are we meeting the …

Agribusiness, Case IH, Hay

Vermeer Introduces Two New Balers

Kelly Marshall

Vermeer‘s success stems from founder Gary Vermeer’s philosophy; find a need and fill that need with a product built to last.  With a long history of helping growers put up hay efficiently, the company is now introducing the new 504R Signature baler and the 604 Pro silage baler.  These balers continue to offer the convenience, ease of use and durability …

Agribusiness, Hay

Scientists Announce Alfalfa Research Advancements

Joanna Schroeder

Noble Foundation along with researchers from the University of Minnesota and the National Center for Genome Resources have made significant advancements in sequencing the alfalfa genome. The research was presented during the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin. According to Dr. Maria Monteros, Ph.D., alfalfa is one of the most complex plant genome to sequence and today …

Agribusiness, biotechnology, Genetics, Hay

Hesston Celebrates Production of 100,000 Windrower

Kelly Marshall

Tuesday, March 29th was an historic day for Hesston by Massey Ferguson.  They rolled the 100,000 windrower off the production line, an accomplishment more than 60 years in the making.  The achievement was celebrated by the Hesston manufacturing plant with company executives, employees, and special guests like Ray Robinson, the buyer of that windrower. “Manufacturing the 100,000th windrower is a …

Agribusiness, Hay, Machinery

Alfalfa U Workshops Take Place In February

Jamie Johansen

New Holland has teamed up with High Plains Journal and Alforex Seeds to sponsor three Alfalfa U events in three different states in February. The education seminars will provide alfalfa producers information to improve quality without sacrificing yield. Giving them the harvest the best possible crop, as efficiently as possible. The first event will take place Feb. 2, 2016 at …

agronomy, Animal Science, Cover Crops, Forage, Hay

New Draper Platforms for John Deere Windrowers

Kelly Marshall

The new John Deere 500 Series Draper Platforms are the perfect addition to the W235 and W260 Self-Propelled Windrowers.  The combination offers growers improved operational control, constant header speed and best-in-class cutting performance, even in challenging conditions.  The 500 series is offered in three models, ranging from 25 to 36 feet. “The 500D Series Draper Platforms are designed to maximize …

Agribusiness, Harvesting, Hay, John Deere