Life on the Farm
Here is a story in pictures about what life is like on our family farm.
At Midwest Best, we mix all our own feed to ensure the quality and the content of our feed.
Spring Field work normally starts in late April and extends to Mid May. We plant corn soybeans and alfalfa hay in that order. Alfalfa tends to last 4-5 years. Corn and soybeans are planted annually.
Harvesting Alfalfa hay usually begins end of may early June. We traditionally harvest 3 or 4 crops depending on rainfall. Hay crops are usually harvested 5 to 6 weeks apart for beef hay. Dairy hay tends to be harvested sooner to increase nutrient value.
The harvest of soybeans usually starts in Oct. Corn is usually harvested in November and December.
At Midwest Best, we mix all our own feed to ensure the quality and the content of our feed. We do not buy any premixed additives. The individual ingredients are added to the TMR (Total Mix Ratio or basically a giant mixer) and mixed to provide uniform consistency of the ingredients. This process is considerably more time consuming and expensive than that of the industrial feedlots, but we feel it is the only way we can ensure the quality and the composition of the feed we provide our beef.
Fixing (farm repairs)
When working a small family farm, we have to learn to perform many task ourselves. Fixing farm machinery is a regular part of farming a small family farm.
Live on the farm is not all work. We enjoy our downtime relaxing with family.
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