With the invention of the horse-drawn carriage, the landowner no longer needed a lot of labour to raise hay for horses and use the straw to make baling twine. Since then, Baling Twine has been used in agricultural farming, horticulture, and ranching. Now it is available for sale in all of these sectors.
By harvesting the grass first, the farmer or rancher can cut back on his costs while increasing his farm’s productivity. Harvesting grass and hay before selling them at the market is good business sense.
Hay and grass are both feedstuffs, but hay comes from the silage, which contains nutrients, while the grass is grown from cuttings that contain protein and other vitamins. When harvested, the silage and grass must be dried before it can be used as feedstock for livestock and crop farming.
The silage is harvested by hand while the grass must be harvested mechanically. If the silage is harvested mechanically, it must be aerated before use in the field.
Good silage must be aerated after it is harvested because it contains moisture. The dried silage will turn black when it comes into contact with oxygen. Aerating the silage allows the nutrients to be released from the grains and helps the silage become healthy and ready for use in livestock and crop farming.
For grain farmers, aerating silage is a matter of routine. Grain farmers do not ventilate silage automatically or adequately.
The hay is harvested by tractor, and hay forklifts to lift it to a processing barn. Hay is wrapped in baling twine before being stored in a climate-controlled barn for later transportation to market.
Hay is wrapped in Baling Twine before being stored in a climate-controlled barn for later transportation to market. Such helps keep hay fresh and moist.
Harvesting hay, the old-fashioned way makes hay handling more manageable, especially for those who are used to using the implements that usually handle the other kinds of materials. Hay will always be less expensive and has more benefits. It is easier to handle and more comfortable to transport.
Hay also requires different care when it is harvested mechanically compared to when it is collected manually. Hay that is mechanically harvested must be kept dry and dampened to prevent mould and pests from forming. Hay that is harvested manually can dry out if the hand of the farmer happens to be wet.
Hay also requires a different atmosphere and temperature than that of silage. Therefore, it is best handled and stored in the coldest part of the barn. A hay forklift is the most appropriate equipment for harvesting hay manually.
Hay is the lowest yielding plant that can be harvested mechanically. It is high in nutrients that are good for growing crops and cattle. Likewise, it is an excellent fertiliser, as well.