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Harvesting hay

We spend a lot of the best beach days harvesting hay in the summertime. In no way is this statement a complaint! Six months of Michigan winter make every moment of summer enjoyable.

Ride along with us for three hay days…in just two minutes of your time! 

Every farm has different processes of harvest. At Great Lakes Lamb, we use the following steps on ideal hay days (all weather- and time-dependent, of course!). First, the forage is mowed. Then it’s scattered in a process called “tedding” for a complete dry-down. It’s raked into rows for a round baler or square baler to pick-up and pack into hay bales. Then the bales are picked up with equipment and placed on wagons or a flatbed trailer for hauling home or to customers.