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Poll: Producers grow their own hay

Published on 19 June 2020

Although raising cattle may be the focal point of every ranching operation, for most ranchers, there comes a time when it is necessary to put away the saddle and get out the swather and baler. 

In a recent online poll, Progressive Cattle asked, "Where do you get your hay supply?"

The majority of producers (66.4%) said they raise their own hay. 

More than 28.3% responded that they buy or trade for their hay supply, and the remainder (5.3%) said they hired custom harvesters to put up their hay.  end mark

Where do you get your hay supply?

  • I raise my own: 66.4%

  • I buy/trade for it: 28.3%

  • I hire custom harvesters: 5.3%