A short-line ag equipment manufacturer headquartered near Lacombe, Alberta is adding another Alberta-based equipment line to its business. RENN Mill Center has acquired the manufacturing and distribution rights to Jiffy Agricultural Equipment from ProAll International Manufacturing at Olds. With a product line that includes bale shredders, hay rakes, combine headers and harrow drawbars, Jiffy equipment has… Read More

Case IH says new features for its Axial-Flow 140 combine series will deliver superior harvesting and threshing performance, putting more higher-quality grain in the tank. The 2016 combines rolled out at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, in September and include many features farmers have seen on the company’s flagship class 8 and 9… Read More

Every year in the US, feed left in the bunk costs dairy producers $2 billion. That’s about eight percent of all the feed placed in front of dairy cows, says J. W. Schroeder. The North Dakota State Extension Dairy Specialist told a packed presentation room last month at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin,… Read More

Deere & Company is making another investment in precision planting technology. On the heels of announcing the acquisition of European planter manufacturer Monosem, Deere has signed a deal with Monsanto-subsidiary The Climate Corporation to buy its Precision Planting LLC equipment business and offer near real-time wireless connectivity with Climate Corp’s proprietary Climate FieldView platform. “To… Read More

Deere & Company has announced a deal to acquire precision planter manufacturer Monosem, including the European company’s four facilities in France and two in the U.S. “Through this action, we continue to build on our leadership position in precision agriculture,” said John May, Deere’s president of Agricultural Solutions and Chief Information Officer, in a statement… Read More

Case IH’s 2016 Steiger tractor line-up is promising to get farmers up to speed faster with a more efficient transmission. The new transmission for the Steiger line, which features three row-crop tractors and four independent positive-drive track models, offers improved shifting performance and increased shuttle shift speed. The tractors were rolled out at the 2015… Read More

Michelin was living large at the 2015 Farm Progress Show as they unveiled some of the biggest tires in agriculture. The new Michelin AxioBib stands 7’ 6” with a capacity of 24,000 pounds. Billed as the ‘largest farm tire in the world,’ it’s designed for high horsepower mechanical front wheel drive tractors and can carry extreme… Read More

When AGCO set out to build a rear steer option for the Hesston WR9800 windrower, it had western Canadian farmers in mind. At the recent Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, AGCO Hay and Forage Marketing Manager Kyle Kitt told Real Agriculture that its RearSteer design option was really driven by canola growers and grain… Read More

Are you getting the most out of your robot milkers? The recipe for success includes a combination of technical savvy and good herd management skills. Earlier this month at the World Dairy Expo, RealAgriculture talked with DeLaval Robot Academy instructors Ryan Weis and Lizzy French. The Academy, based in Madison, Wisconsin, offers a two-and-a-half day… Read More

Have you tried baling corn stalks? Agronomist Pat Lynch thinks you can’t bale enough. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show last month, Lynch helped co-ordinate the Corn Stalk Baling Demonstration. Afterwards he joined the Corn School to share his thoughts on whether Ontario farmers should be jumping on the stalk baling bandwagon. Today’s corn hybrids are… Read More

Looking for a tractor with a custom midnight black paint job, an awesome sound system, Bluetooth capability and piles of other custom features? Give your Challenger tractor dealer a call. There are only 50 of the new Challenger X-Edition packages available on the Challenger MT 700 and 800 tractors. RealAgriculture got a first-hand look when… Read More

John Deere’s new ExactEmerge retrofit kit will allow farmers who own the company’s late-model planters to step up their speed and accuracy. John Deere launched its ExactEmerge seed delivery system in 2014, promising farmers precise seed placement and spacing while boasting the ability to travel at much faster planting speeds, up to 10 mph. The… Read More

Farmers watched as planters and seeders of all sizes, shapes and capabilities rolled down the field during the planting and seeding demonstration at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock last month. Some planted at 10 MPH while others showed off their ability to plant multiple crops, combine seeding and tillage, or the flexibility to plant… Read More

After four years in development, AGCO rolled out its new 3300 Command Series corn head at the Farm Progress Show earlier this month in Decatur, Illinois. AGCO brand manager Kevin Bien told Real Agriculture the new corn head has been totally redesigned. “We call it the Command Series because it allows our customers to take… Read More

 

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