By Brandon Sears
If you have plans to buy or sell hay this winter, mark your calendar for this Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. for our fifth annual hay auction at the Madison County Fairgrounds.
All types of hay and straw will be available. We will have large rolls (5x6), small rolls (4x5) and small square bales for sale. Lot sizes will vary so that you can buy a few bales or several. Loading and unloading of hay will be available on site.
Alfalfa/grass, mixed grass, grass/clover, timothy mix and straw will be for sale.
Hay will be tested for nutrient levels by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture on Friday. We also will take an average bale weight for each lot of hay or straw. The weight and nutrient content of each lot will be posted prior to sale.
Hay can be delivered to the fairgrounds Wednesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Hay will not be accepted on sale day.
The auction will be conducted in the indoor arena and will take place rain, snow or shine.
This is the only hay sale in central Kentucky where you can purchase hay that has been tested for nutrient content and an average bale weight given. You will know what you are buying at our sale.
For more details, give me a call at 623-4072.
CAIP Cost Share Program sign-up
Sign up for the County Agricultural Investment Program, CAIP, formally known as the Phase I cost-share assistance program, will begin Tuesday, Jan. 22. Applications will be available and must be submitted from Jan. 22 through Feb. 1, at the Madison County Conservation District. For more details, call 624-1981, Ext.3.
2013 beef cattle IRM calendars are here
The calendars are full of valuable information, including timely tips for each month of the year, a record-keeping section for calving and breeding information, and a handy gestation calendar. They are free of charge, so stop by the Extension Office on Duncannon Lane and pick yours up soon.
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