The 30th Annual Smith County Hay Show is Monday, September 22, 2014, 11:30am – 12:30pm in Harvey Hall at the East Texas State Fairgrounds. Hay yields appear to be good so far and quality seems to be equally good for some for the first cuts of the season. Consider participating in the hay show auction. Last year, it raised over $22,000 for scholarships, youth activities, and conservation efforts in Tyler and the east Texas area.
On August 14 and 15, hay samples can be submitted at Fleming Farm and Ranch Supply. The hay must be raised in Smith County or by a producer living in Smith County. Entries consist of one square bale of hay or one feed sack full of hay from a round bale. It is judged by chemical composition score – % crude protein + (100 – % ADF) Example: 20% crude protein hay with 25% ADF = 20 + (100-25) = 95. The number of bales sold at auction will be determined by the Hay Show Committee. Only two entries from any producer will be sold at the auction regardless of final placing. If the entry to be auctioned is from a large round bale, only the sack of hay will be sold at auction.