Product Spotlight

Bale Processors

In a livestock operation there are many important ingredients that will help ensure success—hay bales are one of those ingredients.

Using a bale processor will allow you to maximize each hay bale. From feed to bedding, a bale processor can make your operation more efficient.

Looking for more information? Each manufacturer has their contact information listed below the product. Read more

Yield Monitoring

Yield monitor accuracy is typically defined at the field level.

For decision making and improving field performance year over year, growers need accurate yield information that is trustworthy at any point in the field. Here are a few that we are highlighting in our Harvest Edition. Read more

Grain Augers - Augers That Fit The Farm

The latest grain augers offer increased productivity and durability

Massey Harris employee Peter Pakosh invented the grain auger in 1945 in the basement of his Toronto home and completed a prototype in 1946. Massey rejected his idea so he started his own company, Hydraulic Engineering. Since then, grain auger technology has continued to be refined and perfected for more efficient ways to move grain into storage. We took a look at some of the latest auger models from the top manufacturers and their key features. Read more

Grain Monitoring Equipment - It's like money in the bank.

The latest hopper trailers simplify grain transportation and handling.

Protecting your investment is easier than ever due to advancements in grain storage monitoring systems. These new systems faithfully monitor and guard your grain. Read more

Grain Trailers - For the Long Haul

The latest hopper trailers simplify grain transportation and handling.

Grain trailer manufacturers continue to innovate, increasing the strength and durability of their product lines while shedding weight. After all, more payload means more profit. We rounded up some of latest hopper trailers and their key features that will help you load/ unload and haul your bulk commodities more efficiently. Read more

Drainage Equipment - The latest in tile plows and ditching equipment.

In this product spotlight we have highlighted six tiling and ditching equipment systems. Looking for more information? Each company and manufacturer has their phone number and website listed below each product. Read more

Manure Spreaders - Smells Like Money. Get manure under control with the latest spreaders.

Harvest will be here before you know it, and means farmers will soon prep for fall field nutrient applications. If not applied correctly, manure can pollute the environment, including air, and water and attract pests. We looked at several of the latest "honey wagons" to help you conquer and enrich your operation's soil. Read more

Utility Task/Terrain Vehicles - Working Side by Side - The Perfect Farm Hands.

Whether you call them utility task/terrain vehicles (UTVs) or side-by-sides, these compact workhorses can haul—in more ways than one. Known for their off-road performance, payload capacity and available attachments, UTVs have made themselves at home on many farms, ranches and acreages. Some new machines can even convert their beds into more passenger seating. We took a look at several of the latest UTV models from the leading manufacturers. Read more

Alternative Heating - North Central August/September 2018

Turning Up the Heat - Which outdoor furnace is for you

  Choosing an outdoor wood furnace will give you long term benefits. You can eliminate most of your utility bill for your home and outdoor farm buildings. An outdoor furnace can heat several buildings at once as well as your domestic water. An outdoor wood furnace isn’t an installation you want to skimp on. Performance between models and companies can vary greatly.  Dozens of factors determine overall performance, but the furnace door and a good exhaust system are paramount. To increase longevity, following the manufacturers operating and maintenance instructions is important for keeping the furnace free from rust and creosote (a wood-burning by product) and are the most important things for proper maintenance. Keeping the corrosion inhibitor properly maintained is imperative.”  Read more

More Than Barns - Plains June/July 2018

These days, custom ag buildings often fill many roles.

An agricultural building is no longer just a barn. It's an equipment storage shed, warehouse, milking parlor, free stall barn, workshop, office, home or any combination of these. Whether you need a place for your machinery, your livestock or even your family, consider structures from the following manufacturers. Read more