Straw arrives

We use straw as a fiber source in our cows and heifers’ diets. It is also used for bedding for the calves. Straw is the stalk portion of small grains, like oats, barley and wheat. Most of the straw we use is wheat straw. This evening our supplier from Canada arrived with a load of straw. Nick unloaded it and stored all the straw in the shed, as rain is predicted. Right now one load of straw will last us about three weeks.

Load of straw is ready to unload.

Load of straw is ready to unload.

Nick uses the Bobcat to unload all the big squares of straw.

Nick uses the Bobcat to unload all the big squares of straw.

All the straw is stacked in our shed to keep it dry until we are ready to use it.

All the straw is stacked in our shed to keep it dry until we are ready to use it.

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