Grass is one of the most important aspects of raising grass fed beef. After all, it’s the grass that gives cows the nutrients they need to grow. Since grass isn’t around in the winter, it’s very important that we harvest it so the cows can eat it in the winter. That process is called making hay.
To most city folks, “making hay” is simply a phrase that can be defined as “create” or “to bring about.” However, to farmers, “making hay” is a very busy and critical time of the year. Why? Because your fields have to produce enough in order to feed your animals through the winter.
It takes numerous steps and several days to do a field. Here’s a glimpse of what it’s like.
Step 1 – Here’s a field before the grass (hay) is cut.
Step 2 – We’ve cut the hay and it’s drying on the ground.
Step 3 – We rake the cut hay into a windrow.
Step 4 – We bale the hay
All done! It’s picture perfect, don’t ya’ think?!