Our Hay Cubing Process
James Farm's unique alfalfa is grown biologically for a better balance of nutrients. James Farm fertilizes with composte, liquid micronutrients, and bacteria stimulants.
James Farm's alfalfa is Weed-Free Certified by the Utah State Department of Agriculture. The care and work put into our growing process truly produces the highest quality alfalfa hay cubes.
James Farm hay is watered by pivot.
Cutting & Chopping
First, the hay is cut using a state-of-the-art MacDon M200 swather. Once the hay is cured, it is chopped and put into a transport wagon. The freshly chopped hay is then transported to the stationary cuber.
The chopped hay is then transferred into a meter box where it begins the cubing process.
The hay is cut into windrows as seen in this picture.
The chopped hay is then fed into the stationary cuber where it is mixed with a small amount of water and a minimal about of betonite (used to hold the cube together) and compressed into a cube. Click through the pictures to the right for further details about the cubing process.
Here you can see the detail and texture of the finished hay cubes.
This is the stationary cuber.
The chopped hay is placed on an asphalt pad to ensure the hay will stay dirt-free. It is then placed into the cuber.
The finished high quality alfalfa hay cubes are then moved to a covered storage shed until delivered. The storage sheds are built on asphalt and concrete floors to keep dirt out of the hay cubes.
The hay cubes are loaded into semi trucks and delivered to our domestic customers and retail outlets. Our hay cubes are shipped in dry vans to Long Beach, California where they are trans-loaded into containers for overseas shipment.
James Farm alfalfa hay cubes are also available at the farm and can be loaded in your pickup, trailer, enclosed trailer, etc.
These bags are ready for delivery.
The cubes are loaded into a dump truck.
Then they are transferred to a conveyor.