Whether a producer grows hay to feed his livestock or someone else's, the enterprise is not worthwhile unless it makes money. With the lack of feed combined with rising costs of the feed available, good hay is becoming hard to come by. Consider these 10 Hay Farming Basics to maximize the quality of your hay product.
Being a hay producer, you know demanding a good quality hay bale is. The dairy market wants large round bales; the horse market wants small square bales with fresh green looks and smell, while the cattle and beef market wants large round bales with varying quality needs.
Knowing the basics of hay farming can take you a long way. No bale of hay is quite the same.
Take into consideration a couple of key aspects. What quality do you want? Do you know how to manage fall alfalfa for winter injury? Do you know your relative feed value and when it is best to cut? Not sure? Then download our free report: 10 Hay Farming Basics: Producing A Quality Hay Product below.