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21-2-2017 10:50 AM

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Early in the history of mankind, man was nomadic and moved from location to location in order to gather and find sustenance for themselves as well as their livestock. At some point in time, man decided that rather than keep moving, they would establish a community in one location, usually near running water (or fresh water of some kind), and would begin to sustain themselves with production agricultural practices.

Planting and harvesting soon took the place of packing up and moving every time the current resources had been depleted. Each year a new crop would be planted; livestock also became an important part of agricultural production for food and other supplies. Staying in the same location required animal feed during the winter because in many locations forages ceased to grow during the colder months. While grains were a part of the animal feed ration during the winter, dried forages or hay were essential for feed and as a fiber component for animal digestive health. Thus started man’s quest to produce and keep hay for his livestock.

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Feb 21st, 10:50 AM

Western Hay Production vs. Eastern Hay Production

Early in the history of mankind, man was nomadic and moved from location to location in order to gather and find sustenance for themselves as well as their livestock. At some point in time, man decided that rather than keep moving, they would establish a community in one location, usually near running water (or fresh water of some kind), and would begin to sustain themselves with production agricultural practices.

Planting and harvesting soon took the place of packing up and moving every time the current resources had been depleted. Each year a new crop would be planted; livestock also became an important part of agricultural production for food and other supplies. Staying in the same location required animal feed during the winter because in many locations forages ceased to grow during the colder months. While grains were a part of the animal feed ration during the winter, dried forages or hay were essential for feed and as a fiber component for animal digestive health. Thus started man’s quest to produce and keep hay for his livestock.