This week’s featured video was published to social media by Classic Tractor Fever to share a portion of an archived Library of Congress video about ranch life on the Ninety Six Ranch in Paradise Valley, Nevada back in the 1950s.   It is amazing to see how these folks built their own equipment to make 60 foot tall oat/alfalfa hay stacks.  Once you see how much work and labor went into storing hay for the winter back in the 50s, you will certainly have more appreciation for the technological advances of modern day hay equipment.  It is a fun video to watch as a grandfather narrates to his grandson about the type of work that went into making hay for a large ranch.  Special thanks to Bryan Moore, Reddoch Hay Farm, in Jackson County for sending me the link to this really interesting historic video.

 

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Doug Mayo

Lead Editor for Panhandle Ag e-News - Jackson County Extension Director - Livestock & Forages Agent.My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.Follow me on Twitter @UFCowman, or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UFJacksonCoFL/