Hay Making with Hay Caps.
Today I thought I would share something a little different with you…. something that might give you a bit more of an insight into us as farmers.
Eight years ago we invented the Hay Caps, a covering system for large square bales of hay. At the time we were looking for a better way to cover our stacks of hay. We couldn’t find it, so invented it ourselves, and thought that if we needed it then maybe other farmers would need it too.
We had a promo video made of our Hay Caps 18 months ago which I shared here. This is what I wrote on that blog post:
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. Whilst Vince was here we got him to make us a Hay Cap promo incorporating some of his amazing drone and GoPro images.
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:
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