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2021 Winners in the Hopkins Rains County Hay Show Based on Protein Analysis
Oct25

2021 Winners in the Hopkins Rains County Hay Show Based on Protein Analysis

The annual Hopkins Rains County Hay Show was held on Thursday October 21, 2021 in the arena foyer at the Civic Center. Hay farmers and local banking institutions made up most of the attendance, and they enjoyed fellowship as well as a BBQ lunch catered by Wrights BBQ prior to the announcement of winners. The Hay Show is sponsored annually by Hopkins-Rains Water and Soil Conservation District office headquartered in...

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Hay Show: Deadline Oct. 11 for Hay Samples from Hopkins, Rains County Forage Producers
Oct05

Hay Show: Deadline Oct. 11 for Hay Samples from Hopkins, Rains County Forage Producers

To continue a long-standing Hopkins County agricultural tradition, the Hay Show will take place on October 21, 2021.  According to Andy Wright, it will be held at the Hopkins County Civic Center starting about 11:30 a.m with a BBQ lunch. Winning hay samples will be auctioned and Hopkins and Rains County producers will be announced. The event is an annual project of the Soil and Water Conservation District. The event sponsors two Ag...

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Hopkins/Rains County Hay Show 2020 Winners, Buyers
Oct21

Hopkins/Rains County Hay Show 2020 Winners, Buyers

L. to R. Back Row Leon Gunn, Henry Potts, Jason Thompson, Mike Meisse, Brad Johnson and Randy Koon. L. to R Front Row Try Lopez, Kyler Moore and Don Smith To continue a long-standing agricultural tradition, the Hay Show took place on October 20, 2020, sponsored by the Hopkins/Rains County Soil and Water Conservation District. One of the goals of the Hay Show is to provide agricultural producers an opportunity to test their forages....

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2020 Youth Winner Earns Hopkins/Rains County SWCD Scholarship, Hay Show Set for October 20
Sep24

2020 Youth Winner Earns Hopkins/Rains County SWCD Scholarship, Hay Show Set for October 20

Pictured left to right: Hopkins/Rains SWCD board member Max Palmer, scholarship recipient Kyler Moore and board member Andy Wright The Hopkins/Rains County Soil and Water Conservation District, sponsor of the annual Hopkins County Hay Show, extends scholarship opportunities to area youth in agricultural studies. Kyler Moore was the 2020 recipient of a $1500 scholarship. The 2020 Hay Show will be held on Tuesday October 20 inside the...

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Hay Show 2019 Won by Hopkins and Rains County Forage Producers
Oct28

Hay Show 2019 Won by Hopkins and Rains County Forage Producers

Held in the Autumn of the year following hay season, the Hopkins County Hay Show is a long-standing tradition. The tradition continued this year with a new title, the Hopkins/Rains County Hay Show sponsored by Natural Resources Conservation Services and organized by the Hopkins/ Rains Soil and Water Conservation District. This year, 38 producers entered samples for the contest. The samples were collected at Texas Agri-life Extension...

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Hay Show and Sale Coming Up Friday Oct. 25, 11:30am
Oct22

Hay Show and Sale Coming Up Friday Oct. 25, 11:30am

A Hopkins County agricultural tradition is continuing, and in 2019 being sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation Services which, like Hopkins/Rains Farm Bureau, serves Hopkins and Rains Counties. The long-standing tradition is for hay growers to compare their product with others, with an eye to top nutrition in the hay they raise for forage for their animals. The 2019 deadline to enter hay samples was October 4, and according...

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Entries Being Taken Now in Hopkins/Rains Hay Show, Deadline is October 4
Sep30

Entries Being Taken Now in Hopkins/Rains Hay Show, Deadline is October 4

According to Andy Wright, President of Hopkins/Rains County Farm Bureau, the annual Hay Show is starting up. Local farmers and ranchers are asked to bring hay samples to the Hopkins County Extension office where samples will be collected through the deadline of Friday October 4, 2019. Samples will be judged by the lab at Northeast Texas Farmer’s Co-op, with results to be announced at the annual Show. It’s date is Friday...

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Hopkins County Hay Show and Ag Workers Breakfast Held Oct. 5
Oct05

Hopkins County Hay Show and Ag Workers Breakfast Held Oct. 5

Back during August and September 2017, local hay producers who wished to enter the Hay Show submitted hay samples from their summer cuttings. The samples were analyzed at no charge by the Northeast Texas Farmer’s Co-op for protein percentages and energy levels, and the twelve entries were ranked accordingly. Following the annual Ag Worker’s Breakfast on October 5, 2017, the top ten entries were sold to the highest bidder...

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Ag Workers Hay Show scheduled for October 5, 2017 By Mario Villarino
Sep29

Ag Workers Hay Show scheduled for October 5, 2017 By Mario Villarino

According to Dr, Corriher, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist for forages in Overton Texas,  the principle limiting nutrients for ruminants (cattle, goats, sheep, etc.) are either energy (total digestible nutrients, TDN) or protein (crude protein, CP). For cattle grazing dormant pastures or consuming poor quality hay, protein is usually the most limiting nutrient. When you have to buy supplemental feed, protein is often the...

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Hopkins County Hay Show And August Garden List
Jul21

Hopkins County Hay Show And August Garden List

Hopkins County Hay Show and August Garden list: The temperature highest pick of the summer always brings a challenge to farmers and gardeners. Traditionally, July and August are among our hottest months and this year has not been an exception. For our hay producers, it will be important to evaluate their hay crop quality since our first cut might got watered down because the intensive rain earlier on the year. A good way to evaluate...

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