Baling Hay

Field of baled hay.

Below is a picture of the Round Baler, unloading a finished bale.  Hay is picked up underneath the baler.  The belts keep tension on the hay as an ever-increasing amount is rolled up, resulting in a tightly-packed round- bale of hay.

Photo  by Melissa.

Each bale weighs about 1500 lbs. and feeds at least 50 cows a day in winter.  We feed the cows by unrolling the hay on the frozen ground so all the cows can eat at once.  They eat their daily allotment in a few hours.

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