A great and easy way to get your hay tested for free is to enter either a square bale or a large trash bag full of hay in our annual Hay Show and Sale. You will be provided with a detailed analysis of your hay crop. Hay sample must be produced in Cherokee County.
Testing results will be given during the Annual Hay Show & Sale held on October 24th at the Cherokee County Exposition Center in Jacksonville. A BBQ dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and with the auction starting at 7 p.m. The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion hay along with the blue ribbon hay will be auctioned during this event. All proceeds of this event will go to benefit the youth of Cherokee County. The money will be used to support the Scholarship program by benefiting the youth associated with the Soil Conservation District and the Cherokee County Jr. Livestock Show.
Hay entry drop off locations are at the Extension Office in Rusk, Alto Feed in Alto, Farm and Ranch Feed in Jacksonville, Southland Feed in Jacksonville, Steele’s Feed and Seed in Troup and Tri County Sale Barn in New Summerfield.
The deadline for entering hay samples is September 11th.
For more information you can call Aaron Low at the Extension office at (903)683-5416.