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

Harvest is Happening!

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Corn silage harvest began in earnest a few days ago. The dairy we sell the corn to hires a crew to chop and haul the silage to the dairy where it gets packed into a bunker silo.

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We know the chopper driver and his crew and I got to ride with them for a while.

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Here’s the semi truck lining up beside the chopper to be filled.

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This is the main separator that pushes the stalks down and guides them into the chopper. He takes 8 rows at a time. Some choppers take 10 rows. Claus (the manufacturer of the chopper) is working on a machine that will take 20 rows at a time.

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You can see the chopped up corn silage coming out of the spout and into the semi. It took about 4.5 minutes to fill this truck.

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There is goes filled to take the silage to the dairy about a mile away. There were six trucks running this day.

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Justin Flax, the chopper driver, runs by GPS.

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There is a camera on the side of the chopper spout and that box above his hand shows the spout emptying into the truck.

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These are three of the four disks that pull the corn into the machine.

 

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