Are you really ready to harvest this fall?

Looking out over the fields you planted this spring is a satisfying experience to see that with great weather and timely rainfall the corn and beans look fantastic. Hay crops were also excellent. It’s time to go through the harvesting equipment, and make sure everything is tuned up and ready to go. Repairs and maintenance will ensure a great harvest season ahead. But wait a second….  Did you take some time to do some planning before the chopper is in the field this year? The harvest equipment is ready, but what about your storage capacity and facilities? Is everything cleaned out well with no piles of spoiled feed laying around to infect the clean new crop? How about the pad or the bunker floor and walls? Are they in good repair so there are no blowouts after filling and packing? Is the pad in good condition and repair so you do not tear it up during feedout? If there are no issues, you’re ready to go! Hold on again…. Did you order your Pro-Store Forage Inoculants from ANC?  You can’t skip out on adding inoculants and suffer dry matter loss. Did the covering plastic and oxygen barrier arrive yet? What is the plan to get that placed on the pile or bunker this year? Being short of help to cover the pile is a nightmare. Do you have a plan drawn up for placing the bags this year? Look the area over before getting started to make the best use of the existing area. Do you need to expand the pad area for the bags, so next spring’s wet, muddy ground will not...