This week we cut silage and put up a pile at the Four Sisters Farm.

The job takes at least three on crew – one to cut, one to haul and one to pack.

So naturally, we needed six sandwiches.

When I delivered the sandwiches, I drove by three other family farms that were also cutting silage. It is an exciting time around Kingsbury County!

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John called in his good friend Tim and asked him to help drive our beloved truck, Ol’ Red. The truck made it through one more year.IMG_1076

 

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Silage is made by chopping up the entire corn plan into small pieces. This pile will be covered with a tarp and stored for winter feeding.IMG_1067

It makes a nutritional feed for beef cattle, but it needs to be mixed with a few other ingredients.

Such as: hay, supplemental minerals and a protein source like alfalfa or “wet cake”.

We work closely with a beef cattle nutritionist to formulate a diet that will meet all of the nutritional needs of the cattle.

Sometimes, I wish a nutritionist would show up and do that for me!