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Posts tagged ‘hay storage buildings’

Introducing a new way to find your structural solutions

CS30FarmTek has been providing ClearSpan structures to farmers everywhere for decades. As the agricultural industry becomes more competitive with each passing year, the ability for farms to quickly obtain the supplies, tools and structures they need is essential to maintaining a strong business. Read more

Spotlight on Gary Knutson Farm: Hay Storage Solution

Gary Knutson Farm

For farmers who rely on hay to feed their livestock or to sell their supply to other farmers and local businesses, nothing is more important than preserving it in a dry area, free from the elements. Regardless of how hay is bundled, its nutritional value can be significantly compromised if exposed to damp environments. For Gary Knutson, owner of Gary Knutson Farm, outdoor hay storage was no longer a viable option. Read more

Selecting Hay for Livestock

Hay bales in the fieldFor many farmers, hay is important. Whether it is provided as the main feed source or used as a feed additive, selecting and feeding the proper hay is mandatory.  There are many ways to determine what hay is best suited for your livestock, and based on species, age and working requirement the ideal type of hay varies. In this blog, we will discuss the major factors you should take into consideration when choosing hay for your livestock. Read more

Cow Tales from the Dairy Farm – Hay, How’s your Season Going?

Mowing hayKathy Benoit, a dairy farmer from our Connecticut office, returns as this week’s FarmTek Farmer.

Now that the corn successfully has grown “knee-high by the Fourth of July,” it is time to turn to our other important crop…hay. Mother Nature has been smiling on us here in the Northeast, because we already have our first cutting in and are working through our second cutting.

Holsteins eatingOn the farm we grow several types of hay for different age groups of cows and we also sell some to horse and sheep owners. We raise alfalfa, fescue and orchard grasses. Many times we square bale our hay; this makes it really convenient for the hay customers to handle bales and easier for us when feeding smaller groups of animals. I was lucky when I was younger as I was considered the “princess” of the barn; I stayed and milked cows while everyone else went and either stacked hay on the wagon or picked it up off the fields. Read more