Current Issue

Feed Mixers

Choosing the right ingredients for your farm


  Mixing your own rations for livestock can be tricky. Improperly mixed rations won't provide the correct balance of energy, protein and nutrients for your animals. Selecting the right mixer maximizes nutrition, increases feed economy and simplifies custom blending.
  "Mixers should be matched to the type of ration fed," said Dr. Karl Hoppe, area extension specialist for livestock systems at North Dakota State University's Carrington Research Extension Center. "Vertical mixers work well for high-forage rations, ribbon mixers work well for general use, and horizontal mixers ... (Read More...)

The Latest from FarmingMagazine.com



Case IH Touts Full Strength of its Full Line for 2015 - Promising to provide the best options to professional producers bi...

9/22/2014 - Case IH Touts Full Strength of its Full Line for 2015


Promising to provide the best options to professional producers big and small, Case IH announced its 2015 lineup of Farmall tractors and hay and forage tools. "Feed is the livestock producer's greatest expense," said Thomas Beason, livestock marketing ...More

9/21/2014 - USDA Provides $3.8 Million to Connecticut to Conserve Wetlands and Farmland, Boost Economy


Lisa Coverdale, Connecticut's state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), announced that approximately $3.8 million in conservation funding has been allocated for Connecticut to help landowners protect and restore key ...More

9/20/2014 - CCE Offering Dairy Margin Program Info Meetings


The federal government is offering a new Margin Protection Program (MPP) to help dairy producers guard against destructive shortfalls in milk income over costs. To help farmers understand how the new program works, Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting ...More

9/19/2014 - Webinar on the Dairy Margin Protection Program


Northeast dairy producers are invited to participate in a webinar that will cover the new Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) enabled by the recent farm bill. This webinar, hosted by Farm Credit East in conjunction with NEDPA, New York Farm Bureau ...More

9/18/2014 - Pepple Receives Obie Award at 2014 All-American Dairy Show


Jane Pepple of Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, is the winner of the 2014 Obie Snider Award, the top honor of the All-American Dairy Show. Agriculture Secretary George Greig presented the award at the show's Dairy Farmer Appreciation Banquet at ...More



What's New At Farming Forum


I Am Still Seeing Red!
Great post, I love seeing pics of old barns. I just imagine the history from all those yea... Read More
09/20 05:19:16 AM
Need to spend time on a farm for vet school(FL)
Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum, and I come with a pretty specific question. I liv... Read More
09/09 08:17:37 PM
Maple Dealer Open Houses
Mark your calendars for two upcoming open houses. Sponsored by two of Indiana Vacuum (http... Read More
09/03 02:58:53 PM