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Hesston Videos

  • Preparing the Soil and Field for Alfalfa Hay

    Part of the HESSTON KNOWS HAY video series. See the whole series at https://myfarmlife.com/hayvideo ... Before you plant alfalfa, follow these steps to ensure you maximize yield potential and stand longevity.

    Duration: 3:19

  • Alfalfa Planting Tips

    Part of the HESSTON KNOWS HAY video series. See the whole series at https://myfarmlife.com/hayvideo ... Get your alfalfa off to a good start.

    Duration: 3:38

  • Matchmaking: Choosing the Best Hay Variety

    Part of the HESSTON KNOWS HAY video series. See the whole series at https://myfarmlife.com/hayvideo ... How to choose the hay variety best suited for you.

    Duration: 3:15

  • Minimizing Equipment Traffic in Hay Fields

    Part of the HESSTON KNOWS HAY video series. See the whole series at https://myfarmlife.com/hayvideo ... Reducing equipment traffic on hay fields could boost yields as high as 30%.

    Duration: 4:31

  • When and Where to cut Hay

    Part of the HESSTON KNOWS HAY video series. See the whole series at https://myfarmlife.com/hayvideo ... Cut height is critical to not just the quality of the hay being harvested at the moment, but also months, even years, down the road. Hay and forage experts Dan Undersander and Dan Putnam, offer advice for when and where to cut both alfalfa and grass.

    Duration: 6:00

  • When to Cut Hay For High Quality or Tonnage

    Part of the HESSTON KNOWS HAY video series. See the whole series at https://myfarmlife.com/hayvideo ... Hay and forage experts Dan Undersander and Dan Putnam, explain that ensuring a high enough quality for your alfalfa crop is certainly important. Yet, making sure that cutting meets your feed quantity needs—and overall economic returns for the animals that crop is feeding—is the highest priority.

    Duration: 5:34

  • When to Cut Hay: Time of Day

    Part of the HESSTON KNOWS HAY video series. See the whole series at https://myfarmlife.com/hayvideo ... Sufficient drydown is critical to hay quality. Hay and forage experts Dan Putnam and Dan Undersander explain the best time of day to cut hay depends largely on the climate of where it’s grown.

    Duration: 4:18

  • Effective, Fast Hay Drydown

    Part of the HESSTON KNOWS HAY video series. See the whole series at https://myfarmlife.com/hayvideo ... Fast drydown ensures the quality of the hay being cut, while allowing the next crop to begin growing sooner and with less damage from wheel traffic. Hay and forage experts Dan Putnam and Dan Undersander explain the benefits of double-conditioning, correct equipment settings, proper windrow formation and more.

    Duration: 7:25

  • How To Decrease The Risk of Hay Bale Fires

    Part of the HESSTON KNOWS HAY video series. See the whole series at https://myfarmlife.com/hayvideo ... Before storing hay bales, consider these tips to decrease the risk of overheating and potentially disastrous fires.

    Duration: 3:07

  • Hay Baling Secrets: Square and Round

    Part of the HESSTON KNOWS HAY video series. See the whole series at https://myfarmlife.com/hayvideo ... Your hay has been grown, cut and dried down with the utmost care. Now, you need to bale at the proper moisture, while reducing leaf loss, to ensure the highest quality reaches your animals and customers. Hay and forage experts Dan Putnam and Dan Undersander offer advice on when to rake and bale, noting differences in bale size, climate, moisture content and more.

    Duration: 8:07

  • Protect Your Hay Investment: Hay Bale Storage Tips

    Part of the HESSTON KNOWS HAY video series. See the whole series at https://myfarmlife.com/hayvideo ... From top to bottom, shield your hay from the elements. Our best tips for how to store hay bales.

    Duration: 4:16