Our thoughts and prayers are with all the wildfire victims. The losses of life, homes, livestock, hay and everything else is heart breaking. May God bless and comfort all those effected. We are donating 2 semi loads of alfalfa to the victims in the Woodward area. Thanks to Mitch Zimmerman who is donating the hauling. 1st load goes tomorrow morning.
We continue to see a lot of hay movement. Thanks to all our customers. We appreciate each and everyone of you. The inventories have been updated. Please give us a call if we can help with your hay needs.
We want to be your source of top quality alfalfa and other types of hay. We always try to produce top quality hay, but we don't control the weather. Our pledge is to be honest and accurate in the description of our hay. The Inventory & Prices page lists hay lots by farm, cutting number, general description of the hay including estimated content, rainfall while in the windrow (if any), test results (when available) and price/Ton.
Our hay is cut using a John Deere 4895 Swather with crimper. It is baled with John Deere 467 & 468 balers producing 4' wide, just under 6' diameter net wrapped bales. We may be adding a big square baler later in 2011 or 2012.
We try to bale after stems have dried completely and while there is humidity of at least 67%. This ensures the hay will have its leaves intact rather than having them pulverized to dust and that the hay will be free of mold. Kent's Granddad Dixon used a test of scraping his fingernail on the stems of the alfalfa and if he could peel the outer skin of the stem there is too much moisture to bale. Kingfisher County's largest hay producer in the 60's & 70's was Marvin Jones. He always showed Kent to take a 2-3" diameter handful of hay and twist it in your hands and if it would break clean on the third twist, it was time to bale. Kent used the knowledge of past generations as he began producing alfalfa in 1977. By the way, we do have moisture testers today and use them accordingly.
Visitors are always welcome to look at the hay while it is standing, swathed, or baled.