The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Hay Season is in full swing in the area


July 31, 2019

It's funny, but around here if we were to say "hay" everybody would know what it is. They would know it's made up of dried stems and leaves of a variety of plants. We know it is used to feed animals during the cruel frigid winter months. City folk may not know, and they definitely don't know what it takes to get it in.

MSU Extension writes, "Harvested forages are critical to Montana's billion-dollar livestock industry. Most livestock operations in Montana rely on rangelands - about 70% of our land area."

According to the Montana Agriculture Department, "Montana is ranked eleventh in the n...

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