Hay Making with Hay Caps

Today I want to share something a little different.

A few weeks ago we had Vince Bucello from Midstate Video Productions here filming for a documentary on Australian agriculture. He spent a day with us filming the making of oaten hay. Some of his amazing drone photos can be seen here, here and another below. Whilst Vince was here we got him to make us a Hay Cap promo incorporating some of his amazing drone and GoPro images.

Building the stack of hay

Hay Caps are a big part of our operation now - their usage is an integral part of our hay production and storage; and the manufacturing, marketing, sales and dispatch of Hay Caps take up a lot of our time. The whole process from inventing a new concept to the actual manufacture and distribution of that product has been an amazing experience. And to see it flourish, employing local people, as well as changing the way that hay is covered around the world is humbling.

Over the course of nearly 2 years of my daily photographing our farm and sharing on this blog I have been very careful not to make it about Hay Caps. We are farmers. We are passionate about making top quality fodder. That’s who we are. That’s what we do. Hay Caps came about because we are farmers, who needed a better way, a safer way, a more durable way to cover hay. This blog is about us as farmers. But occasionally something comes along that I just can’t not share, something I hope will give you an insight in to us as farmers.

So here is our Hay Cap promo:
Click here or watch below


  1. Fabulous post, our motto was - it costs the same to make a bad bale as an excellent one, so do the latter.
    I can smell the hay bales - wonderful!

  2. I'm so pleased you put the promo on your blog, fascinating stuff. It just shows how true the old adage is that 'necessity is the mother of invention'. Great job.
    Always love your photos. Terrific to see another aspect of agriculture and so beautifully photographed.

  3. Well this was quite fascinating! That explains your big wall from a previous picture. Sadly, I don't even know how our hay here is stacked or harvested for that matter, but I will by the end of the evening. Google! The photography was beautiful!

  4. Really interesting, thank you for sharing. Great to see grass roots ingenuity at play!

  5. Thank you so much for sending me this link...I did enjoy the whole video. Very interesting and I did wonder what you were shipping off.