What is in a Stover Bale?


What’s in a stover bale? from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. It is an inevitable question that we as Agronomist answer every fall; “What am I doing when I remove crop residue?” It is an incredibly strait forward question that has more layers to it than an onion. There are the soil health aspects, nutrient […]

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Preparing for Winter Feed Needs

Black Angus Beef Cattle in the winter on a Minnesota Farm

With the unseasonably warm weather we are having lately it’s hard to believe that we are talking about looking ahead to winter feed needs. As we all know, weather can change very quickly around here! For winter feed needs we need to look at couple things.  Keep on top of your bulk feed inventory whether […]

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The Off Season

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The Off Season from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I know many of you are sports fans. NFL, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, pick your favorite. They all share something in common, the offseason. Immediately after the season is over, teams and players switch into an offseason mentality. For the next couple of weeks, they go on […]

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Veterinary Feed Directive: 1 Year Later


It is hard to believe we are almost throughout the first year of the FDA’s Veterinary Feed Directive. I can say this, it wasn’t as bad as we thought!  As with all new things, there are challenges. The biggest challenge was education on all sides; Veterinarians who were not accustomed to prescribing these products, Feed […]

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Best Practices for Winter Fuel Handling


  CHANGE YOUR FILTER! An often overlooked item, and the most crucial, is to start the Winter with a new fuel filter on both your tank and your equipment. Water collects in filters over time and easily freezes inside the filter as the temperatures dip below freezing. Our most common cold weather issue is related […]

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Options for feeding calves after creep


Our calves are done with creep feed so now what… Now that we are done with creep feed for the year what are some options for feeding our calves? Depending on what a producer has in mind there are self-feeder options as well as hand or bunk fed. Let’s start with self-feeders, calves that have […]

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The Culmination of Many Factors


The Culmination of many factors from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. This years corn harvest has been an eventful season, and as we come to a close and put 2017 in the books, there may be some things weighing on your mind before we begin 2018. One of them is undoubtedly hybrid performance this fall. […]

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Compaction: What We Can or Should Do About It This Fall

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11-9-17 Compaction Remediaton from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo.   So this topic of compaction has been on my mind all year long. We talked about it this spring as we had a cool, ok cold planting season. I talked about it as it related to water infiltration and we discussed its effects on irrigation. […]

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DownForce at Harvest


Downforce at Harvest from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. This is my favorite time of year to talk about Hydraulic Downforce and planters. And no, it’s not just because I have you captive in the cab of something as you read this article or watch this video. It’s a great time of year because we […]

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Grazing cows on stalks.

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Many of us are relieved to have enough corn out of the field to finally get our cows on stalks. Before doing so there are some important factors to consider… Amount of ears dropped on ground this year How can you adapt cattle to corn Should an Ionophore be used like Rumensin Do you need […]

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