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Well we had a sunny day today which allowed us to begin our spring seeding. Hard to believe but we had snow in this same field just two days ago.
This particular field is being seeded with a combination of alfalfa,timothy grass,brome grass and oats.
The alfalfa is the main source of forage protein for hay crops while the grasses provide fibre for a balanced dairy cattle diet.The oats are added as a "nurse crop"...in other words the oats grow faster to provide sheltered protection for the smaller hay sprouts.
This is an old drill seeder which still works very well depsite its age.A roller is pulled behind to pack the seedbed.
Notice how this tractor requires no driver:-)

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Additional Photos by Derek Hill (quegardens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 561 W: 267 N: 172] (1469)
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