This evening my wife and I attended the 2013 Floyd Smith Memorial Hay Show at the Kaufman County Fair Grounds. We had placed one of currently owned 5 X 6 Rolls of hay for analysis and judging for the event. We are proud to announce as the only out of county entry from Henderson County, we placed “Second” in this event in the category of “Other Bermuda Grass.” Pictures of the actual analysis sheets will be posted tomorrow. Our actual % of CP came to 12.9. We were within a whisker of the first place winner. There were 13 entries in our category. For newbie farmers in the East Texas area we are very proud and thankful for our placement for our fine hay which is currently for sale at $70 a roll.
My thanks and appreciation go out to Mr. Reynolds of Reynolds of New York, a Fertilizer Broker and distributor for the Henderson County area of Texas. Yesterday his company placed four tons, eight thousand pounds of fertilizer, spread on 22 acres of our farm in Eustace for hay production for first cuttings in early June.
While in process of preparing on farm for our future vineyard and winery, we plan on also having the finest hay in the area available for future sale. If you own horses in the area and want the finest hay available for their feed, be sure to contact us. Our hay will be on sale in early June and July.
I may note that other Fertilizer Brokers in the area indicated that we were basically “tenderfoots” and “needed to raise-up in the peeking order” to get Fertilizer service. With higher prices quoted for services, one broker indicated we would be lucky to find anyone to spread our 30 acre farm until mid July 2013. Reynolds had no problem being available within the day we called to spread and at a much better price for like and same.