Wednesday, December 8, 2010
It is estimated that producing hay costs approximately $80/ton, including equipment and fertilization. Hay quality is also a very unpredictable factor that must be considered in the traditional hay feeding regime. Lower quality hay must be supplemented and high quality hay is often times difficult to produce in the mountains. The premise behind stockpiled forages is to reduce the amount of stored feed that a farmer must have on hand.
More pasture walks are scheduled for January. Stayed tuned for updates on this ongoing project right here in Alleghany County.
Posted by Alleghany at 9:12 AM