Winter Hay

Moving hay in the winter at Simply Grazin' NY farm

A cold morning greeted our Field Crop and Mechanic Manger, James Spear, as he was moving hay out of the fields.

We wrap baleage in the summer and feed it to the cows in the winter, so they have plenty of food and don’t have to dig through the snow covered ground to find grass. 

Clover, rye, alfalfa, millet, and sorghum sudan and orchard grasses are the staple forages of our livestock nutrition program. We fertilize our fields and pastures with manure for optimal production. When the fields are ready to cut, we then go through the process of cutting, raking, baling, and then wrapping high moisture forages which we use to feed the cattle in the colder months.