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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

purchasing a tedder

The past two summers have been difficult for forage and harvesting hay...especially 2016. We are experiencing record rainfall for July and August. And, it has been extremely frustrating when wanting to make quality hay to feed cows through this coming winter. The amount of hay we still need to bale has me worried.

So in order to get hay to dry faster to be baled, we decided to use a tedder a day after cutting hay. In July, I bought a two basket Kuhn tedder from AC McCartney in Wataga. Tedding hay lifts it off the ground and allows air movement through it. It has been so beneficial. Purchasing a tedder will be one the best investments I have made for hay.