We started chopping silage for the dairy yesterday.
The corn yield is up and down in these first few fields.
The chopper takes 10 rows of corn at a time and cuts it into about 1-inch pieces.
It’s amazing to watch how fast the corn stalks are fed into the chopper and then blown out the spout into the trucks.
Tonight the trucks are lined up ready to go to the next field across the major state highway.
It takes about seven or eight buggies and/or semis to keep up with the chopper.
Heading to the next field.
At the same time, the dairy is putting on manure to the field we already have done. Their manure lagoon is just about full so they are working right behind the chopping crew to get it applied.
This was the first field we got done.
The manure applicator puts on about 13,000 gallons per acre.
Richard is getting the drills ready to plant 40 acres of alfalfa in another field.
It’s a good night to plant.
It’s a little dusty out there.
This is the field they are chopping in tonight.
This one is really full!
You can see how straight we can plant corn with the GPS on the tractor in the spring.
This is the other end of the field. You can just barely see the other tractor and buggy behind this truck waiting its turn.
Turning around to head back.