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.

Growing

Field of Hay
Field of Hay

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Watering the Hay
Watering the Hay

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Watering the Hay
Watering the Hay

James Farm hay is watered by pivot.

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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.

Meter box
Meter box

The chopped hay is then transferred into a meter box where it begins the cubing process.

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Macdon Swather
Macdon Swather

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Windrows
Windrows

The hay is cut into windrows as seen in this picture.

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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.  

Hay Cubes in Detail
Hay Cubes in Detail

Here you can see the detail and texture of the finished hay cubes.

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Cuber
Cuber

This is the stationary cuber.

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Chopped Hay
Chopped Hay

The chopped hay is placed on an asphalt pad to ensure the hay will stay dirt-free. It is then placed into the cuber.

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Cubing

 

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.  

Storage Shed 2
Storage Shed 2

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Hay Cubes in Storage
Hay Cubes in Storage

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Storage Shed 1
Storage Shed 1

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Storage

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.

Bagged Hay Cubes
Bagged Hay Cubes

These bags are ready for delivery.

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Loading Hay Cubes
Loading Hay Cubes

The cubes are loaded into a dump truck.

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Loading Hay Cubes
Loading Hay Cubes

Then they are transferred to a conveyor.

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Delivery