Even though activity on the dairy farm seems to be speeding up with the additional chores of planting grass seed,corn chopping and hay baling, the production of Bermuda hay is winding down with the onset of fall. Although we purchase alfalfa hay to feed the milking cows, we produce Bermuda hay for our younger dairy animals and beef cattle. The Bermuda grass seems to know its growing days are numbered before we have our first frost in just a few weeks.
Even if you follow the weather man and check the DTN weather map, it seems like clouds will appear from nowhere when you are baling hay. Farmers always take this challenge! Just as the raking was finished and the baler pulled into the field, the clouds were gathering. Thankfully, the Bermuda hay was baled without getting wet. Now bring on the rain!