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New Holland 658, Baling Hay in Ontario Canada

Talk about 'making hay while the sun shines'. Here's a short video I shot on Saturday June 16th 2012 of my nephew Ryan baling hay with his New Holland 658 hay baler. The grass feed is a mixture of alfalfa, red clover and timothy and as such will make excellent feed for the growing numbers of cows on their feedlots.

I can remember harvesting the hay in this field in the 1970s and 80s - we used to walk behind the tractor and wagon and pitch 80 lbs bales onto the wagon - this exercise was followed shortly thereafter by unloading the hay onto a hay elevator and up into a second story hay mow. All that hot and strenuous work is obsolete now - all we have are memories of the struggle to race against the rain and get the hay in the barn before it got wet.

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