Avalon Farms Ohio

So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. ~ 1 Cor. 3:7

Corn Silage Harvest

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The crop adjusters came the day before harvest and took samples out of each field. This one averaged about 228 bushels per acre. Our overall average is 175 bushels per acre this year.

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This is the chopper Justin Flax uses for our harvest.

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One semi is full and leaving for the dairy, one is beside the chopper (you can see the white cab just past the front of the chopper) and one semi is turning to get lined up behind the one being filled.

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They cut a hole in the middle of the field so that they can go up and down both sides. It’s faster to do that than to do the outsides of the field where you have to drive farther.

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Little bit of dust flying??

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Here they come down the middle. You can just barely see the chopper between the 2nd and 3rd rows.

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You can see the four disks that pull the corn stalks in. The silver blades underneath the green are what cuts the stalks off.

 

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Here’s one of the trucks dumping their load at the dairy. The guy in the tractor is running up and down the hill of silage to pack it down.

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This pile will be much longer and taller before we’re all done. We’ve just gotten about 160 acres finished out of 716.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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