Friday, July 2, 2010


After nearly 3 weeks of incessant rain, the skies have finally cleared and we've had a week of beautiful weather here in Iowa. The saturated ground has begun to dry, and folks are finally able to the mow their lawns, harvest garden produce, and walk across their driveways without needing mud boots.

This week at Premier has been a busy one. Photos for the fall equipment catalog are in full swing. Our summer intern, Kylie, has been in front of the camera nearly every day--she's been using foot trimmers & chicken CatchNets, helping work sheep, corralling puppies, and carrying around our new PRS 50 energizer. And through it all she never stopped smiling!

Hay production has also been going strong every day this week: mowing, tedding, raking and baling (both big round and small square bales). If you look closely at the floor in Premier's break room, you can see little bits of hay strewn about. Baling hay, you see, is a team effort here. Folks from various departments lend a hand at baling time.

Next week we will be cleaning out the chicken house and testing new poultry products. Stay tuned!