Baling Hay

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There are certain groups of cows, such as those pregnant and not currently in the milking herd, that benefit from a high-fiber, more mature forage source.  For these cows, we include a sizable portion of good old-fashioned hay in their diet.  In this picture, Brian Manning is baling timothy hay.  As the baler picks up the hay, it forms a 50-60 pound bale and drops it on the ground behind the baler.  Once all the hay has been baled, we all pitch in and go back through the field with a wagon and load all the bales and bring them back to the farm for storage.  

                                                                                     

Manning Farm Dairy

RR#1 Manning Road

Dalton, PA 18414

(570) 563-1702