My name is Shane. I live in mid michigan. This looks like a great place to learn some tricks if the trade. The wife and i are starting a little haying operation this year. Hope to expand in years to come.
My name is Chet. I grew up on a farm, in a farm community. My wife and I are finally getting to the point we can start planning to buy a small farm. I intend to start small and expand. My goal is to do hay for a living by 50(I'm 34 now). For now, I have a full time job elsewhere, but I am beyond ready to get "back to the farm."
That google is some kinda smart....welcome to haytalkGoogle has brought up this site for more hay searching inquiries than I could number. Joined a while back to be able to post a question and have just now found this part of the forum. So, hopefully better late than never.RockyHill is really Jeff and Shelia from south central Kentucky. Jeff has been farming all his life and has the knowledge; Shelia is the wife who is out there too and uses the internet & keyboard.We used to raise tobacco, beef cattle, sheep, and hay for our own livestock feed with some custom hay work and sales of extra hay. We've tried to "cut back" to just hay and are doing small squares. Last year (2012) we baled over 11,000 bales and the unfortunate drought that others experienced sold our hay quickly.You all know what 2013 has been for hay production. Raise oat hay, Timothy, orchardgrass, some fescue, Korean lespedeza (when can afford the seed), and johnsongrass. We use a sickle bar mower conditioner followed by a Agland macerator (reconditioner), ted, ted again, (and sometimes ted again) rake with an 8 wheel carted V-rake, bale with JD 348, pick up with NH 1044 balewagon. This is first year for this balewagon, had been using a Farmhand 8 bale accumulator & grapple.So now you know that RockyHill is really a married couple I'll be posting from either "Jeff says . . " or Shelia if that is OK.
Me too, but I'll take the Browning .270 win mag thank ya very much.....Yes, I also would like to go to Australia....and New Zealand.....I sorta still want to go to South Africa and hunt plains game with archery gear, but I am somewhat more reluctant on going there now...Be great to hunt Red Stag in NZ and Buffalo in Australia. And of course, to visit the ag regions and socialize with the people.
Welcome to haytalk Donavan, lots of people here ready to help in any way possible!Hello my name is Donavan chris. I was born and raised in the southwestern region of Toronto, Canada. I have lived on a farm my entire life 26 years worked, on it nearly as long but have only recently taken an interest in actually farming.