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Hay production

What is hay?
Grass,

legumes or other herbaceous plants


cut, dried and stored
Grazing animals: cattles, horses, pets etc

Used
not

when:

enough pasture
grazing is unavailable due to weather
lush pasture by itself is too rich

How can we make hay?


Multiple

step process: cutting,


drying or "curing", processing and
storing

Done

by hand or by modern
mechanized equipment

Must

be cut at proper stage of


maturity

1. It is cut
Methods:
-mechanically
-manually

2.It is left to dry


Methods of drying:
-mechanical (tedder,
rakes, crushed)
-chemical (potassium
carbonate, sodium
corbonate)

3. Gathered into bales or bundles

4. Transported

5. Stored

Shed
Haystack
Barn

6. Coservation* (salt)

Thank you for your


attention!