Barn Ready for 2nd Cutting Alfalfa

Second cutting is coming on strong and just about ready to put into the barn. We leveled the floor and put down underlayment to protect the hay from moisture. The barn is empty but should have some beautiful second cutting alfalfa in…

Boring Is Not For Me

I still have more to do, it can’t be night yet! There is never enough time to get all the work finished in one short day. The hay is getting baled, but the bales need to be put in the…

Bales of Hay are Coming

The alfalfa, grass, and alfalfa/grass crops have been cut. Raking will begin next, followed by baling. The bales will then be transported to the barn and ready for sale. The first crop of the season is always the most difficult to…

Brr … Take Care of Your Animals

The temperature is dropping outside and your animals need more energy to keep warm. Increasing the quantity and quality of your hay will allow animals to stay warm, be more comfortable and not lose weight.

How to Read a Hay Test

Understanding a hay test can help make hay selection easier for you and more enjoyable for your animals. There are three main terms to know when reading a hay test.   Protein: The material necessary for body growth and making…

Establishing a Pasture

Establishing a Pasture   Establishing a pasture for your animals presents many variables that need consideration. Type(s) of soil, available moisture during the pasturing seasons, health of the soil and selecting the variety or varieties of plants best suited to…

Cutting Hay

Cutting Hay   Here are a few tips when you are ready to start cutting:   Read your owner’s manual and properly adjust the conditioner rolls each time you cut. Remember: Every field is different.   Lay the swath as…

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