SEGMENT: WORK; FARMING METHODS; ECONOMY

Oba Herschberger>ISM Walk & Talk Interviews>Herschberger, Oba, Section 1

SEGMENT: WORK; FARMING METHODS; ECONOMY,

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WORK
Oba talks about mowing and chopping the hay, which will be made into feed for the cows. They mow in the morning and store in the afternoon. Says they like to have it about 60% moisture, which they will store in an upright silo. Fine chopped and mixed with corn silage in the barn. They cut every thirty days.
FARMING METHODS
A team of horses pull the tractor across the field, and the lead team has actually been a show team. Four solid horses in the back, which stabilize the team. The front horses naturally keep their head high, which is what you want. One mare is very prized, has very good offspring. The way the horses are walking is important; by taking slow steps it helps maximize their walking power.
ECONOMY
Talks about how prices of corn, gas and fertilizer effects his farm. Because he is a dairy farmer, he doesn't have to buy much fertilizer.