Bales Hay and Spring Prep on Our Farm

We got to visit Trevor Bales, our hay farming friend in Buckeye, AZ. He taught me to drive a "squeeze" and showed us their barns/sheds and machinery. I also came home to our farm and picked up our first corn seed of the year from my local Farmers Business Network hub. The dogs found a squirrel and the weather is getting nice. Spring is here!
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  1. Millennial Farmer

    Millennial Farmer

    پیش 10 ماه

    I was wrong about being able to use conventional seed as organic seed. I learned that it needs to be certified as organic seed first. Organic seed is conventional seed, but not all conventional seed is certified (in fact most is not). Also, the seed treatment needs to be specifically organic or non-existent. That's my bad. Thanks to the people who let me know!

    • Bales Hay Farm and Ranch

      Bales Hay Farm and Ranch

      پیش 2 ماه

      What are you even talking about? Like the rambling old man

    • TmanGamingX

      TmanGamingX

      پیش 6 ماه

      I really have only one problem understanding one thing Why is it that the Millennial Farmer is a John Deere guy and drives a red pick up truck. Makes no sense LoL. Shouldn't be a green pick up truck ? Just kidding ...

    • Mandy Nicholson

      Mandy Nicholson

      پیش 8 ماه

      Millennial Farmer k

    • Michael Mac Tavish

      Michael Mac Tavish

      پیش 10 ماه

      we bought a new snow pusher this year hla love it plus were even useing it for grading and ground work tool as well wich its a great multipourpose uses

    • Crushed Luminary

      Crushed Luminary

      پیش 10 ماه

      Gila River... (he-la river)

  2. Jack Plazz

    Jack Plazz

    پیش 2 روز

    This is my country this is what me and my dad do

  3. Jeremy Herring

    Jeremy Herring

    پیش ماه

    Like a UPS Driver.... EXACTLY --- Being in south Texas, I do that ALL. THE. TIME.

  4. James McKay

    James McKay

    پیش 2 ماه

    Gila is pronounced HEAL A . Thats the limit of my Spanish.

  5. Sean Jones

    Sean Jones

    پیش 2 ماه

    This is my second time watching this video and it's the first Millennial Farmer video I watched.

  6. Collin Eddlemon

    Collin Eddlemon

    پیش 2 ماه

    That is cool

  7. Collin Eddlemon

    Collin Eddlemon

    پیش 2 ماه

    T

  8. john kovac

    john kovac

    پیش 2 ماه

    didnt know about farmers network ,good to know thanks

  9. john kovac

    john kovac

    پیش 2 ماه

    love videos and other farms there struggles and yours and how you got thru problems

  10. john kovac

    john kovac

    پیش 2 ماه

    who wouldnt want 600hp ? even dont need it i will still want it!

  11. daltyn lorentzen

    daltyn lorentzen

    پیش 2 ماه

    Haha funny

  12. Karl The Fragr

    Karl The Fragr

    پیش 4 ماه

    Ehh, you say that modern farming is "good for the environment", but i heavily suspect that come the future it will turn out that modern day large scale industrial agriculture isn't sustainable in the long run. Neither when it comes to meat production or crop production. My prediction is that it will eventually turn out that the way forward will be to invent more environmentally friendly engines that let out less emissions, and then stepping down the size of agricultural operations to become more manageable and make less of an impact on the environment. No matter how you look at it, having giant fields and farms that span hundreds or thousands of acres makes a massive negative impact on the ecosystem, which means that it isn't good for us in the long run. At the end of the day, small-scale local food production with modern technology is just the better alternative all way around.

  13. Trent & Marika Lyster

    Trent & Marika Lyster

    پیش 4 ماه

    Hello

  14. Stenvne Thomas

    Stenvne Thomas

    پیش 4 ماه

    Greetings from the Arctic in Canada. I have been enjoying your video reviews and general discussions of issues, new equipment, and other interests affecting the farmer of today. I have not been on the farm in 30 years, but it brings back a lot of memories, so thank you. Question: What is your take on non-GMO farmers being taken to court under lawsuits filed by Monsanto and other GMO Seed Creators for patent infringement due to cross-pollination from neighboring GMO crops. I find it distressing that they are being impacted by a simply natural event (pollination) when they are simply making a choice to use non-GMO seed which under restraining orders etc coming from GMO companies are hindering their ability to bring their crops to market or paying farm killing fines for patent infringement. I would be curious to hear your side being a GMO seed user. Thank you for your advance by reply here, or on one of your upcoming videos. BTW Just like to say, your wife is wonderful, are you sure you deserve her? A farmer's wife that supports you as she seems to is a rare thing, and I hope you know how blessed you are.

  15. L K

    L K

    پیش 4 ماه

    Man Zach... It kinda kills me to see this equipment being showcased here, instead of where it originated. The squeezes were designed in, and are still built in Oregon. A lot of the worlds lawn grass is grown there (likely including your dad's lawn). It's the main crop of the Willamette Valley. The leftover hay (though not green as Trevor's is) is baled, compressed further in hydraulic presses, and shipped to Asia on containers. The squeeze was invented to handle the process of loading the bales onto semi trailers for removal from the field to massive hay sheds (Yes, they're sheds, not barns. The builders there call them sheds too. Sorry Trevor. lol). This was necessitated by the switch from small bales to six and seven tie bales. The huge bales are stacked into blocks, which are left in rows, then loaded onto semi trailers with a squeeze. The yard squeezes are basically just a modified huge forklift. The Roadrunner squeezes by Sunny D are a custom product designed to be both proficient in the field and on the road. Would be cool to see you tour an operation or two in Oregon sometime. I know some people who could showcase the whole process if you need a hookup. 😉

  16. Tod Hegstrom

    Tod Hegstrom

    پیش 4 ماه

    Welcome to AZ. I grew up in southern MN ... yeah our AZ “rivers” are considerably more dusty than MN (real) rivers.

  17. Nof Yefet

    Nof Yefet

    پیش 5 ماه

    מי ראה שרשום לו "חזק" על היד?

  18. Robert Timozek

    Robert Timozek

    پیش 5 ماه

    you could have just put the skid on the truck and then back up and get out

  19. darren lord

    darren lord

    پیش 5 ماه

    Cool video

  20. Murray Booth

    Murray Booth

    پیش 5 ماه

    What an awesome dude Trevor is, I'd have a schooner with that dude any time

  21. Kaden Roufs

    Kaden Roufs

    پیش 6 ماه

    you shud get cows

  22. Brian H

    Brian H

    پیش 7 ماه

    Holy crap! I know that farm! I'm a Buckeye AZ boy who was raised just across the Gila from from the Bales farm.

  23. Gary Bruno

    Gary Bruno

    پیش 7 ماه

    Did you ever get your door opener out of the skid steer?

  24. Bryce Brossia

    Bryce Brossia

    پیش 7 ماه

    Big fan

  25. George Goertzen

    George Goertzen

    پیش 8 ماه

    Consumers and organic, prime example of a little information being dangerous!

  26. SuperStewie

    SuperStewie

    پیش 8 ماه

    Personally, I don't get the non GMO argument. I can see arguments against pesticides and herbicides, but the idea that controlling the genetics of a plant can be dangerous is silly to me: Humans have been doing that in some form or another since we stopped being nomadic. Selective breeding and other human intervention that modifies the genetics of plants, and even animals, is a key factor in allowing us to have flourished the way that we have. Non-GMO and organic should be completely separate from each other in ideology and regulation. "Organic" is about synthetic chemicals being applied to the field and the plants. "GMO" is about the specific variety of a plant, and I don't see how the two got all intertwined with each other.

  27. Bill Hamilton

    Bill Hamilton

    پیش 8 ماه

    I've been watching your channel for a few month now and I discovered 'saskdutchkid' on a dairy farm to your north. Let me tell you, your operation makes this kid and his family look like a struggling family in a cess pool. He rarely cleans his equipment, Probably has more chores to do than he can handle especially milking that never seems to end. probably needs more support staff. Your channel and operation is considerably more professional. Kudos to you. And the tend to use red equipment.

  28. Feral Crafter

    Feral Crafter

    پیش 8 ماه

    3:50 Why did you wave to the cows?!!! Your family was RIGHT there!!!!

  29. Ethan Morton

    Ethan Morton

    پیش 8 ماه

    I should say that buying from FBN is unAmerican.

  30. Ethan Morton

    Ethan Morton

    پیش 8 ماه

    FBN is for communists.

  31. Charles Kittler

    Charles Kittler

    پیش 9 ماه

    Yes you are very right on organic corn farming that it is a step backward in farming . People who were raised in corn country know the truth about hybrids and GMO Ag products !

  32. Bubbatron

    Bubbatron

    پیش 9 ماه

    Hay Barn, Hay shed... both look like a Bale Barn to me

  33. Chad Tilus

    Chad Tilus

    پیش 9 ماه

    Where does he order those hats??? I want them for my business!

  34. Parker Lehde

    Parker Lehde

    پیش 9 ماه

    pizza is not american its its italian, try burgers

  35. John Doe

    John Doe

    پیش 9 ماه

    "How many Bales do you produce a year?" Well since they take 9 months to produce he probably only has one a year. Unless he has multiple women. Oh he meant hay

  36. wowkiller36

    wowkiller36

    پیش 9 ماه

    whats the Florida vid hes talked about

  37. LazicStefan

    LazicStefan

    پیش 9 ماه

    organic 2.0 should be all hand made without any machinery

  38. waterskiingfool

    waterskiingfool

    پیش 9 ماه

    Is Zach that bad of driver? That Mrs millennial farmer always drives?

  39. Jeryn Struebing

    Jeryn Struebing

    پیش 9 ماه

    i like your chanel

  40. Jeryn Struebing

    Jeryn Struebing

    پیش 9 ماه

    hello i like our chanel

  41. Ken Gordon

    Ken Gordon

    پیش 9 ماه

    The Cross-Triangle was also my Dad's brand from 1950's to 1970.

  42. Taylor Raber

    Taylor Raber

    پیش 9 ماه

    Hey man great video! Wandering what make is his bale stack things lol. Tried to find a name or something of what they are. We are based out of Ohio and doing lots of hay as well. Would love to know what exactly that thing is! Thanks in advamce

  43. Bea Kinde

    Bea Kinde

    پیش 9 ماه

    If the world wants to know what Americans are Really like, watch these folks...Not the greedy politicians, not the fake no-research news people, not the Hollywood elite. China can infiltrate our news and our Universities, but not the Heartland...you can’t pull the wool over these peoples eyes. God Bless the true Americans. Patriots all Love America, they are not racists, they don’t have time for that hate.

  44. DL541

    DL541

    پیش 9 ماه

    Buckle up.

  45. James Franta

    James Franta

    پیش 9 ماه

    @Millennial Farmer Zach I would like to support your channel, but I don't have time to sit through these 4, 7, 13, and today a 29 minute ad, Sorry if I am taking money out of your pockets and food out of your kids mouths. I love your videos, just not the lengthy commercials.

  46. Russell Bennett

    Russell Bennett

    پیش 9 ماه

    I guess my only question for this video is. I've bailed hay for years and usually the layer on the ground could start molding. Does the hay get moved around or rotation of stock enough that it doesn't have time to get moldy????

  47. iBelieve

    iBelieve

    پیش 9 ماه

    Sup

  48. Matt Hall

    Matt Hall

    پیش 9 ماه

    I'm a birder in Lorain, Ohio and I was the 1st person to find and photograph a Barn Owl (alive) in the last 8 years in my county and you just find one laying on a hay bale dead. Figures... Love your videos and look forward to the next one!

  49. Mr Bagel

    Mr Bagel

    پیش 10 ماه

    This is completely honest but my last name is Hay, my full name is Luke William Hay,........ I swear I'm not related

  50. Dave Wimsett

    Dave Wimsett

    پیش 10 ماه

    Always appreciate your videos and showing America what the burden that’s placed on you and you’re family’s shoulders and the rest of the American farmers ! God bless the American farmer

  51. mackie252007

    mackie252007

    پیش 10 ماه

    should've looked into a Teleskid or a Kabota!

  52. Tired old mechanic

    Tired old mechanic

    پیش 10 ماه

    My neighbor bought a snowblower in the fall many years ago and we had very little snow that winter. One of his friends was teasing him and he said that if it would keep it from snowing, he would buy a new snowblower every year.

  53. Ryan Kracht

    Ryan Kracht

    پیش 10 ماه

    Very excited to follow a full season of planting from start to finish. Not a farmer but love learning how it all works to gain as much knowledge as possible. Hopefully will get to first hand help a farmer or tour a farm in the future!

  54. Edward Molloy

    Edward Molloy

    پیش 10 ماه

    I'm impressed anyone commercially makes little bales anymore. They're known as Idiot bricks in NZ

  55. Bruce Hobbs

    Bruce Hobbs

    پیش 10 ماه

    Love that 48 hat Onyx!

  56. Dan Finley

    Dan Finley

    پیش 10 ماه

    Thanks for taking us on a tour of the bale farm.

  57. Shawn Dinterman

    Shawn Dinterman

    پیش 10 ماه

    Hats are now online and ready to get boys

  58. David Cox

    David Cox

    پیش 10 ماه

    Member warehouse hubs is a pretty good idea.

  59. Jeff Burnham

    Jeff Burnham

    پیش 10 ماه

    When you said you had to pick up some essentials, I was expecting you to undercover this large cache of adult beverages lol.

  60. Magnus Eriksson

    Magnus Eriksson

    پیش 10 ماه

    I need to come and se you for real som time.. I would be rely nice com from Sweden ..

  61. The One Saskatchewan Farm Boy

    The One Saskatchewan Farm Boy

    پیش 10 ماه

    You should’ve told your dad to buy a JCB teleskid Instead of that Deere

  62. Jonathan Cranshaw

    Jonathan Cranshaw

    پیش 10 ماه

    There is a sensor on the hinge side of skid steer door that won’t allow it to operate without door closed. There should be a wire “pi tail” handing to the sensor wires. Unplug door sensor take door off and install pigtail door override

  63. Camp51

    Camp51

    پیش 10 ماه

    Ya exactly why our farm doesn’t use a chopping head. Souls are way to black and hard clay to run it

  64. Fisha695

    Fisha695

    پیش 10 ماه

    I would call them Pavillions...

  65. Jaxon Gusa

    Jaxon Gusa

    پیش 10 ماه

    Hello

  66. Stephan Lafontaine

    Stephan Lafontaine

    پیش 10 ماه

    I think you have a new guy for the act. lol :) Cheers

  67. Nathanael Hutchison

    Nathanael Hutchison

    پیش 10 ماه

    You need a duramax

  68. Tfarms2009

    Tfarms2009

    پیش 10 ماه

    It would have been cool to meet you guys

  69. Bruce Hubbell

    Bruce Hubbell

    پیش 10 ماه

    You two look like brothers!

  70. jax herlocker

    jax herlocker

    پیش 10 ماه

    Yeah I love that Jimmie Johnson hat

  71. Dillon Davis

    Dillon Davis

    پیش 10 ماه

    this is the first video im watching of yours and i do work on my family farms

  72. Stanley "Dirt Monkey" Genadek

    Stanley "Dirt Monkey" Genadek

    پیش 10 ماه

    Lots of travel can definitely wear you out. Awesome vid !

  73. Judd Moore

    Judd Moore

    پیش 10 ماه

    Who was the hottie on the forklift handling the seed?!?

  74. Jarrod Bullard

    Jarrod Bullard

    پیش 10 ماه

    There u go, seat belts are always important🤨

  75. Tanner Trivisonno

    Tanner Trivisonno

    پیش 10 ماه

    Can you give me a shoutout trying to get big so I can sell shirts for homeless Veterans

    • Tanner Trivisonno

      Tanner Trivisonno

      پیش 10 ماه

      The money will get donated

  76. Jordan Kissinger

    Jordan Kissinger

    پیش 10 ماه

    Ahh I miss running a squeeze fun couple of years

  77. Steve E

    Steve E

    پیش 10 ماه

    MF needs a "MF Store" that we can visit! Maybe Becky, Rhee and Isla can run it. Or not...

  78. Steve E

    Steve E

    پیش 10 ماه

    Sounds like a 2 cycle Detroit in that "squeezer"

  79. Collintheshots44

    Collintheshots44

    پیش 10 ماه

    Did the MF farming simulator map come out yet?

  80. Brian Tilden

    Brian Tilden

    پیش 10 ماه

    Instagram sure does make Bales look better! Lol

  81. Nathan Cooper

    Nathan Cooper

    پیش 10 ماه

    I was expecting Trevor to be wearing his daisy duke shorts when you arrived! Must not have been warm enough! (refer to his instagram if you havent seen that!)

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 10 ماه

      Oh I've seen it and it can't be unseen!!!

  82. Little Shop In The Shed

    Little Shop In The Shed

    پیش 10 ماه

    2:28 who farted??

  83. apes4life

    apes4life

    پیش 10 ماه

    Zach, you need to get back into the gym! #trevorsjacked

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 10 ماه

      I've got some catching up to do!

  84. BornToFarm101

    BornToFarm101

    پیش 10 ماه

    Should be able to take the door off the skiddy...our Bobcat came with a little wire pigtail you plug into where the door did so the skiddy can register there is no door so the arms can move.

  85. J

    J

    پیش 10 ماه

    got a favorite farm sim?

  86. Cam Hook

    Cam Hook

    پیش 10 ماه

    Saw the Bales Logo and knew right where yall were!! LOL Need to venture out there and get a few Straw bails for my Back yard twang range!!

  87. Jeremy Murphy

    Jeremy Murphy

    پیش 10 ماه

    How does a Minnesotan not translate 200 x 96 into "almost an Olympic ice sheet"?

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 10 ماه

      🤣🤣

  88. W1lDw0Lf

    W1lDw0Lf

    پیش 10 ماه

    Are you or him hiring? I'm looking for farmhand jobs this year. I dont have any experience but I'm ready and willing to learn and work like a horse.

  89. Mickey West

    Mickey West

    پیش 10 ماه

    If your planter is set up for no till you wont have any trouble with getting through the trash and the ground should not cause any trouble mud wise. We did minimum and no till here in southern Iowa for 30 plus years and for most part never had any more trouble with mud than conventional practice farming.

  90. Dustin tabor

    Dustin tabor

    پیش 10 ماه

    Can you do a startup tour of your truck and walk around of it

  91. JC 22

    JC 22

    پیش 10 ماه

    Why did you take down the video you put up yesterday

  92. Alex the Dutch Dairyfarmer

    Alex the Dutch Dairyfarmer

    پیش 10 ماه

    👍👍

  93. Johan Vos

    Johan Vos

    پیش 10 ماه

    Have you ever mapped you fields their soils for Soil Type, Organicmatter and or pH?

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 10 ماه

      Every field is tested on 2.5 acre grids every 3 years for everything you mentioned!

  94. Robert Bennett

    Robert Bennett

    پیش 10 ماه

    Was that a shed owl?

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 10 ماه

      Must have been!

  95. Titus Pullo

    Titus Pullo

    پیش 10 ماه

    Don't take the door off the skid steer.It's there for a reason it's called safety.Just go down a little more.That's what she said!!!

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 10 ماه

      🤣🤣

  96. Steven Cowley

    Steven Cowley

    پیش 10 ماه

    Bales hay did an Instagram video of having a hard time believing his mechanic that diesel engines don't have spark plugs....thought the valve springs were the spark plugs. Even a millennial knows that.

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 10 ماه

      🤣🤣 he was joking

  97. Dioni Paredes

    Dioni Paredes

    پیش 10 ماه

    No virus in minesota??? Irresponsabilit travel kids, please go home.

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 10 ماه

      This was filmed before the virus was an issue. Chill.

  98. Jacob Spannbauer

    Jacob Spannbauer

    پیش 10 ماه

    ups st6le guys I like it(btw I used to work on a ups truck)

  99. jim pustejovsky

    jim pustejovsky

    پیش 10 ماه

    I'm just glad you didn't try on Trevor's sister's shorts.... BTW great job what your doing with your channel. Its cool to see all the close friends you have made by doing this. They all seem like great people. Stay safe and I hope yall have a successful 2020.

  100. Jacob Spannbauer

    Jacob Spannbauer

    پیش 10 ماه

    lol they used tom u8se my Jeep Commander to haul hey must be because when I bought it it smelled like hay and there was hay under the 2nd row of seats

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