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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota- Pae 20 Tips from the OF AG The primary goal in forage production is to preserve the quality until it can be fed. Harvest losses will often derail your plan for top quality forage. These losses can range from l0 percent for grass hay to as high as 35 percent for legumes, but can be avoided by understanding Maximizing forage quality where they commonly occur. Following are a few of the common loss sources and how to avoid them. Conditioning - Freshly cut hay is typically 80 percent moisture, but must lose about 6,000 lbs per acre of water for each ton of hay at 20 percent moisture. Conditioning speeds drying by opening the waxy cuticle layer surrounding the stem and allowing moisture to evaporate faster, which reduces the time in the windrow. Be sure your conditioner is adjusted correctly to maintain adequate roll pressure uniformly KLUB Sundays - from noon until gone - THE GR/LL . OPEN LATE PRIME RIB DINNER SPECIAL ONLY $1 !.99 Every Saturday 5 - 8 p.m. Stop by and try the special or one of the other entrees from our menu! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOUJ pULL  ..... TABS FOOD  Mon.-FrJ. 4:00-6:00 Marinated, Panko Crusted I feag" Deep Fried Pork Chop FRI. & SAT, NIGHTS ON-OFF SALE along the entire roll length. Apply sufficient roll pressure to the hay to cause a noticeable breaking of the stem skin, but not so much pressure that leaves are broken off. Tedding -- Tedding fluffs, spreads or moves the windrow of hay, but should done when the hay is still moist to reduce leaf shattering of legumes. Some tedders simply shift the windrow several feet onto a drier area while others spread out, invert and/or fluffthe windrow. All these operations may improve drying, but high leaf loss can occur when the redder is too aggressive or the hay is too dry. Raking -- Raking is typically done to put two or more windrows into one. However, more leaf loss can be caused by raking hay than by any other harvest operation. Avoid raking legumes when the forage moisture is less than 35 to 40 percent. If the rake is PTO driven, synchronize field speed and PTO speed to provide a gentle lifting and turning action. This will avoid aggressive handling of the forage and excessive leaf loss. To form bales of consistent density and shape, make windrows uniform in width and uniform in the amount of hay contained. Field loss occurs as the bale turns within the bale chamber, so don't create unnecessary bale chamber loss by running the baler when there is no hay feeding into the chamber. When the hay becomes too dry and brittle and losses become excessive, stop baling and resume in the evening or morning when the leaf moisture level increases. This dew-moistened hay can be baled at a slightly higher moisture level than when it was drying down, because dew moisture in the hay is more easily released during curing than internal moisture. The upper moisture level depends on the type of hay, density and size of bale, drying conditions after baling, and other factors. The upper limit for moisture for large round alfalfa bales is typically 18 to 20 percent. Hay baled much above 20 percent moisture will usually spoil unless chemical preservatives such as propionic acid are added to the hay. Effective hay preservatives will prevent excessive heating and mold growth when applied uniformly and at the correct rate. The baler pickup will typically create a loss 1 to 3 percent, but can be as high as 12 percent. Field speed, size of windrow, hay moisture content and mechanical condition of the pickup mechanism (broken and bent pickup teeth) accounts for this range. Higher moisture content reduces pickup loss, so avoid baling when the hay is overly dry, especially legumes. Synchronize your ground speed to pickup speed to reduce this loss. Another area of potential loss is the bale chamber. In general, bale chamber losses are normally two or three times higher in a large round baler than a rectangular baler. To minimize bale chamber losses, the moisture content should be as high as NOTARY SERVICE AVAILABLE GREAT NORTHERN Bar & Grill THE LIGHTHOUSE OF BAGLEY (formerly Grandma B's of Bagley) NOW OPEN DAILY FOR FELLOWSHIP & FREE MEALS (NO menus. Cook--s choice for meals.) Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. W Every Friday night we have a 1'-- special celebration with a larger [  meal, served continuously from - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. ] rll THIS FRIDAY NIGHT WE WILL HAVE BS VALLEY I . d, BOYS. WE WILL BE PREPARING AND SERVING I i"1 A PICNIC MEAL: BBQ, BEANS, SALADS AND _ DESSERTS. i "td  JOIN US FOR REVELATION BIBLE STUDY -Llt,  sham .IBm Ar EEESSITI3IE]EIS  NEP--LTq Saturday Legion Breakfasts Friday, June 7'" will be opening up for The Farm Friday, June 7 at the Sanford Center Homes for Heroes Presents: The Farm, opening act will be Kent Dudley on Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $26; additional fees may apply. Kent & Shantel Dudley lives in Bemidji. Kent was Chaplain for 16+ years full time at five area long-term care facilities. Kent resigned to pursue his music full- time. He writes his own songs, and is signed to a national record label out of Oklahoma. Kent's music is rooted in country style, he sings about his relationship with his Savior, his family, faith and country. THE FARM is deeply rooted in Country Mu:sic that folds sonic elements from a variety of popular music genres, with the core built around a solid, idertifiable vocal harmony. Currently the trio has released the single, "Home Sweet Home," which has charted on Hot Country Songs. The Sanford Center will host this event as a fundraiser for Homes for Heroes in which all proceeds from ticket sales go directly back to the Homes for Heroes Foundation. As a new program now being offered in Northern Minnesota, Homes for Heroes honors local community heroes and offers large discounts to them when buying, selling, or refinancing a home. Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. possible that will allow for safe storage. The feed rate should be as high as possible to minimize the number of turns within the bale chamber. A high feed rate can be attained by using large windrows and high forward speeds. If the windrows are small or field speeds must be slow, reduce the PTO speed which results in fewer revolutions to form a bale. Finally, when wrapping twine, do not rotate the bale more times than necessary to secure the twine. The fines, primarily leaves, which fall from the bale chamber during twine wrapping, are an indication of the bale chamber loss. These fines contain the highest level of nutrients, so minimizing these losses is important. For more information, contact me 800-450-2465 stordahl@ Source: Virginia Tech SATURDAY MORNING: Price Bloody Mary's, 9- 11 a.m. FlEE Juke Box Sunday Evenings! JLMAlY DOWT STAND FOR NO R31P! ENTERTAINMENT EVERY SATURDAY! Call for details Every Thursday  8- 10 p.m. / )OPEN Monday- Thursday 4-9 p.m. I 2 for 1 Drinks! ) / Open Noon- 9 p.m. eft.- S. EVENTS FOR JUNE Raffle Drawing at 7 p.m. Need not be present to win! Supper held at Itasca Town & Fire Hall 16 miles South of Shevlin on County 2 or 3 miles North of the Itasca State Park North Entrance Raffle Tickets are $1.00 Available from any Itasca Fire Department or Auxiliary Member By Mail: Send a SASE to Sandy Smith 20518 County 2 Shevlin, MN 56676 " HUGE selection of Door Prizes/ " RAFFLE PRIZES Bicycle LED Folding lantern Remington .243 Rifle $50 Gift card for groceries Gas Grill Original watercolor painting Ice fishing chair Handmade Quilt & Much, Much More! Saturday, June 8 th, 5 - 7 p.m. Free Will Donation 19 t" ANNUAL FUNDRAISER Meatball Di]l:aer 122 Main Street ("-"&L'.) Shevlin, MN Ir som, DINE-IN OR _  TAKE-OUT (2t8) 785-2554 I ATMI Ion site I T tF.__ATX__.E_ *Price change as of May 3 Matinee: $4.50 Evening Show: $5.50 Phone: (218) 435-1700 CHIMICHANGA SUPPER 5:30- 7:30 P.M. $10.00 O AmRICAN LEGION IRVIN BLIX POST #16 Bagley, MN 56621  Phone: (218) 694-6125 ITASCA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT BURGER&FRENCH !N MoNFRJ!sSASTURDAY STARRING: Shevlin (218)785-9902 7 A.M. - 2 EM. CHRIS PINE ZACHARY QUINTO & ZOE SALDANA FRI-THURS: 1:30, 4:30 &7:30 Summer Morning Movies! Kung Fu Panda I MON-SAT: 11:30 A.M. Only $2 *sponsored by Ultima Bank [] Summer Morning Movies! Cloudywlth a chance el Meatballs 'sponsored by Ultima Bank Saturday, June 15: Wynkoop Brothers Band Saturday, June 22: Hwy 71 Band OPEN: MONDAY - SATIJRHY 7 A.EL- CLOSING CLOSED SUNDAY DINE4N OR liU[E-OUTS WElgOME! ACCEPTING VISA & MASTER CARDS NOW! June Fri. 7th: Chimichangas, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sat. 8th: 7-11 a.m. Legion Breakfast Wed. 12th: Club Committee meeting, 6:45 p.m., Post meeting, 7 p.m. Fri. 14th: BBQ Ribs 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Glowfresh Karaoke & DJ, 8:30 p.m. Sat. 15th: Legion Breakfast 7-11 a.m.; Smelt Fry 3-7 p.m. Wed. 19th: Post meeting -- 6:00 p.m. Social hour; 7:00 p.m. Meeting HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. $2 Beer & Bar Pours. $1 Tap LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR Mon. - Thut 10 p.m. - Midnight Book your special events with the Legion. CONTACT RICHARD, 694-6125 For your catering needs CALL SAMANTHA, 612-834-4559 Check for FREE RENT for Non-profit Organizations AMERICAN LEGION IRVIN BLIX POST #16 Bagley, MN 56621  Phone: (218) 694-6125 LUNCH WILL BE SERVED FROM 3:30 - 6:30 P.M. Members are serving on indoor picnic ZiON WELCA TO MEET MONDAY, JUNE I0 AT THI CHURCH AT 2 P.M. COME ENJOY OUR DALLY LUNCH SPECIALS BAR BINGO: MONDAY & FRIDAY 6 pa SHARP! TUESDAY." Taco Salad WEDNESDAY: BBQ Ribs Folbwed by  Ihffles eeneflfiq e Malmmm hys 6iris CI THURSDAY: Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Hours: Man.- Sat. ,e_l .,,- Happy Hour: FRIDAY: Hamburger Gravy; FRIDAY EVENING: Walleye Dinner 9 a.m.- 1 a.m. ,1 '1 "'4 tJil'..., Monday- Friday SATURDAY:Steak&Shrimp Sun: Noen - Midnight  )  "' 4-6 p.m. BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY  Avai WE ACCEPT DEBIT DISCOVER, VISA & MASTER CARD BURGERS RECEPTION GAMING ON OFF SALE J Bag ley 694-2177 Lengby, MN* (218)6682i'1 i ; i Miles South of Lengby on #4 RffDAY&$ATURDAY: lkL KARAOKE S00OTH PRIME RIg, ALL YOU CAN EAT COD ) Every 7-11 A.M. DIFFERENT DA/LYSPECIALS! ....... Saturday .  I AMERICAN LEGION 1 ON & OFF SALE . WI-FI . CHARITABLE GAMBLING iIRVIN BLIX POST #16)] DALLY SPECIALS CABIN RENTALS. TRY ONE OF OUR BURGERS IJnS" Bagley, MN 56621  Phone: (218) 694-6125  I COME IN AND CHECK OUT OUR NEW DIGITAL PROJECTIONH