With the wet summer that we have been having, it has causes the hay production in the state to wait much longer than is normal for harvesting. We made a lot of hay in July this year, not something I like to do, but we have to take what mother nature dishes out. So far this summer we have rolled 262 bales. Some of it was put up dry, some of it got rained on, and some of it just had to be wrapped.
You will notice in this video Greg raking hay with the farm truck. This is something that he is getting pretty good at.
Most of the wrapped hay has been the sorghum sudan grass we have, but there were some regular hay fields that got wrapped as well.
More than once we have had to bale up into the night in order to beat the rain coming the next day.
There has been plenty of other activity going on as well. I recently cleaned out the bull barn where the Pasture to Plate calves are being fed.
Don’t forget to make plans to attend the next Pasture to Plate session at ESF on September 30th. Everyone is welcome to come even if you missed the first session. This is a great program and we will be giving updates as to how the cattle have been doing so far including average daily gains, etc. We would love to have you, hope to see you there.
Hello, my name is Dan Miller and I work for the Kentucky Beef Network. KBN took over operation of the Eden Shale Farm in April of 2013. We are using the 961 acre farm as a demonstration and learning center for beef cattle producers. This blog serves as a place to document daily farm activity and host discussions about the demonstrations being implemented. I hope you find this information useful and that you come visit us at Eden Shale Farm.