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by Chard Berndt and Kenneth Young 

Livestock consume more than four-fifths of their water by drinking, and the remainder through moisture in feeds.  Yet in the forage lab, water’s importance is not so much as a nutrient, but as a critical measurement affecting all others. 2,021 more words

Chard Berndt

Its a Wrap!

July 12, 2015

It has been three full days, but the first hay mowing, baling and wrapping, on my farm is done. We beat the rain and things went quite well for our maiden voyage with our used baler and homemade wrapper. 218 more words

July 2015


With Kenya having a growing population that now estimates at 44.5 million people and growing, the land mass of the country remains at a constant 580,367 Km 2. 800 more words

Goofing Off

Much to the relief of our employees, we got over an inch of rain last night so the hay we had mowed had to be put in plastic tubes. 308 more words


Two new forage wagons from KV

www.agrimachinerynews.com reports that Kverneland has launched two new forage wagons, the 70 cubic metre 11070C/CD and the 80 cubic metre 11080C/CD. Read more here –  12 more words

Silage season is well underway

Here’s a great video from Paul Brennan covering Brennan Brothers contractors in Carlow, Ireland. Good use of drones here!

June 30 Corn Nitrogen Update!

Everyone suspects that there has been a fair amount of leaching of soil nitrate from corn fields in the Northeast this year, but how much?  Since most of the corn is more than 12 inches tall, it is too late to use the pre-sidedress nitrate test (PSNT) on most fields; recommendations are not valid if the samples are taken after that time.  651 more words