Giant Marshmallows Beat Snowballs Any Day

Balage, bale silage, or giant marshmallows have become an alternative harvest practice on many Indiana forage farms.  It has become a great tool in the hay making arsenal to help prevent hay from becoming rain damaged.  Dr. Johnson, Purdue University Forage Extension Specialist, and Jason Tower, Southern Indiana-Purdue Agricultural Center Superintendent, have given several presentations on balage and the benefits of it.  In this article I would like to expand on their ideas and discuss what we have learned on our farm.

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