Read what growers that have “Made the Switch to Hi-Gest” have to say.
Hi-Gest Grower, Fort Lupton, CO
“On our farms, we are focused on producing dairy quality hay and for that reason the only alfalfa product we grow is AFX 460 Hi-Gest®.It consistently produces high yielding, high quality hay year after year.”
Josh Hess Revolution Soil and Seed Fort Lupton, CO
Hi-Gest Grower, Basin City, WA
“This is our first field of Hi-Gest, and it’s doing well. The first three crops are testing better than neighboring circles of competitive varieties. So far we like what we see.”
Mike Nielson Columbia View Farm Basin City, WA
Hi-Gest Grower, Rozellville, WI
“My Hi-Gest 360 tested 25-26% in protein with good digestion. I was able to cut my protein bill in half. I knew when I hit it in the silo. I had a five pound increase in milk per cow.”
Zach Stoflet Rozellville, WI
Hi-Gest Grower, Monroe, WI
“I like to let my Hi-Gest® 360 grow longer for more tons without losing quality. I really like all the leaves. Last year, 2019, it was ten points higher in digestibility than my other conventional alfalfa.”
Rob Treuthardt Monroe, WI
Hi-Gest Grower, Eureka, NV
“We heard about Hi-Gest® three years ago and wanted to see what it could do. Our first field did 2.8 tons on first crop this year with a 55+ TDN. We produce for export, and the hay sold fast.”
Travis Gallagher Gallagher Farms Eureka, NV
Hi-Gest Grower, Ireton, IA
“The RFV was the highest we’ve had. The stand was very good, even with a finer stem. Hi-Gest® 360 alfalfa has excellent leafiness and yield.”
Eric Schuller Ireton, Iowa
Hi-Gest Grower, Pine River, WI
“This is our third year with Hi-Gest and we’re seeing a steady increase in the haylage digestibility numbers from our bunkers.”
Tim Magdanz Magdanz Dairy, LLC Pine River, WI
Hi-Gest Grower, Bloomville, Ohio
“We had a forage sample taken of our Hi-Gest® 360 after our 4th cutting last year and this is what the results were: Protein-26%, ADF-27%, NDF-37%, RFQ-210. My nutritionist said this is one of the best forage samples he has ever seen. This stuff is like rocket fuel for my dairy cows.”
Ken Kocher Buck’s Pride Dairy Bloomville, Ohio Customer of Burtch Seed Co.
Hi-Gest Grower, Elkhart Lake, WI
“We have been planting Hi-Gest since 2016, and after the summer of 2018, we’re 100% Hi-Gest. Our nutritionist has found Hi-Gest easy to work with, and we like the higher quality and harvest flexibility when we need it. The cows have responded as well.”
Terry Spindler Spindler Farms Elkhart Lake, WI
Hi-Gest Grower, Friona, TX
“Our dairy cows love the Hi-Gest® 660. We green chop everything, and we like that it holds forage quality well after bloom, plus we like the fact that we can use lagoon water for irrigation without any effect because of its salt tolerance. It’s the best alfalfa we have ever produced and would recommend to all producers looking for a boost in their operation.”
Justin Pitsich Del Rio Farms Friona, TX
Hi-Gest Grower, Alamosa, CO
“We keep our fields of Hi-Gest® in separate barns. When we deliver to our dairy customers, we tell them it’s Hi-Gest so they can adjust their ration to the higher feed values. One of our customers wants it for the hot months to keep his cows feed intake up and hold his milk production. Hi-Gest 360 really works for our operation and
Gerald Ziegler Ziegler Farms Alamosa, CO
Hi-Gest Grower, Yankton, SD
“In working with my customers in Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota that are growing Hi-Gest® 360, I’m seeing an increase in tonnage and feed value. Good results on the RFV to RFQ and the extra 7 to 10 days flexibility for harvesting does not drop the quality. Also, we’re getting results of high sugars on the refractometer of 10 to 14 brix. Very happy with the results of Hi-Gest 360!”
Roger Frieler Sustainable Ag Nutrition Services Yankton, SD
Hi-Gest Grower, Friedens, PA
“Quality is everything for us, and Hi-Gest 360 in our mixture is working great for us and our hay customers. We’re adding more acres again this year.”
Dan Miller J & L Hay Farms, LLC Friedens, PA
See the visual difference of Hi-Gest Alfalfa in the bunker silo.
See the difference one alfalfa grower experienced with Hi-Gest® 360 alfalfa when it is was packed in the bunker silo with a competitive variety.
* The increased rate of fiber digestion, extent of digestion and crude protein data was developed from replicated research and on-farm testing. During the 2015 growing season at West Salem, WI and Woodland, CA, the following commercial dormant, semi‑dormant and non-dormant alfalfa varieties were compared head-to-head with Alforex varieties with Hi‑Gest alfalfa technology for rate of digestion, extent of digestion and percent crude protein: America’s Alfalfa Brand AmeriStand 427TQ; Croplan Brands LegenDairy XHD and Artesia Sunrise; Fertizona Brand Fertilac; S&W Seed Brands SW6330, SW7410 and SW10; and W-L Brands WL 319HQ and WL 354HQ. Also, during the 2015 growing season, 32 on-farm Alforex varieties with Hi‑Gest alfalfa technology hay and silage samples were submitted to Rock River Laboratory, Inc., for forage analysis. The results for rate of digestion, extent of digestion and percent crude protein were averaged and compared to the 60-day and four-year running averages for alfalfa in the Rock River database which included approximately 1,700 alfalfa hay and 3,800 silage 60-day test results and 23,000 hay and 62,000 silage tests results in the four-year average.
**Crude protein=60-day running averages and uNDF240=four-year running average
1Combs, D. 2015. Relationship of NDF digestibility to animal performance. Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, 101-112. Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5350/f0a2cb916e74edf5f69cdb73f091e1c8280b.pdf.