Rapid, healthy growth characterizes the interest in Balfour Farmers’ Association’s annual hay day. Five years ago, a meager 35 people turned up for the first Hay Day, which is now held annually on PJ Kriek and Sons’ farm between Balfour and Devon.
“Apart from the exhibitors, 450 people came through the gates today,” says Gert Kriek, Hooidag chairman and vice-chairman of Balfour Farmers’ Association. The branch operates under the auspices of TAU SA and consists of approximately 60 members.
The recent drought has once again proved what a valuable asset good hay is and Hay Day is there to bring farmers and suppliers of haymaking equipment together so that the farmer can see all the options in action to improve his own hay production. The Hay Day is also one of the Farmers’ Association’s most important fundraising events.