I'm curious as to how many of you routinely patrol your hay fields and keep the trash cleaned out of them. The reason that I'm asking is that most of the hay we produce is alfalfa, so we have to buy grass hay to keep up with the demand from our boarders and the general public that we sell hay to. We bought some grass hay from one particular producer in our area - he will remain anonymous - and I got at least 2 5-gallon buckets of trash out of the last grass bale that was put down for feeding - including, but not limited to smashed beer cans(every brand known to man), parts of styrofoam containers, disposable filters, mangled baseball caps, squashed soda bottles(mountain dew seems to be the brand of choice), lots and lots of paper, twine, squashed water bottles - you name it, I found it in that bale of hay. I absolutely couldn't believe the amount of trash that was in that bale of hay - and this bale was not the only one full of trash. Is this the norm? We work hard at keeping our hay fields and pastures free of trash - I have a hard time believing that we are the only one's who do.