Hay Saver
Mon Sep 9, 2013 02:26 PM CDT

High forage costs are pushing beef producers like Charles Ylitalo to find every possible tool to maximize hay resources. The Wisconsin cattleman has hit on a refined bale feeder design he said makes his job easier while saving hay.

Until he transitioned from dairy to beef production in 2005, Ylitalo didn't use large round bales. Now, he works hard every summer to put them up. The stored forage is critical here, where winter snowfall can average 100 inches. Ylitalo's British White cattle need the best possible nutrition, and sometimes that can be challenging.


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