Hay Kings Podcast: The evolution of haying – 50 years of round baling

Prior to the invention of the Vermeer “big, round baler,” haymaking was a time-consuming, laborious job. When a local farmer told Gary Vermeer the process had him on the verge of leaving the cattle business, Gary started designing a “one-person hay system” — a baler that a single person could operate and one that opened a whole new level of productivity in the field. The introduction of the Vermeer round baler in 1971 had a major influence on how hay and cattle producers harvested hay. This year, Vermeer is celebrating 50 years of the large round baler.

On this episdode of the Hay Kings Podcast, listen as  Mary Andringa, Chair of the board, former CEO and daughter of Gary Vermeer talks about the invention that shaped the industry that feeds and fuels the world.

If you’re interested in learning more about the 50 year celebration of the Vermeer round baler, visit www.vermeerbalers.com