Wednesday, April 18, 2018

#Plant18 postponed due to cold & wet Spring

The 2018 planting season has been delayed due to the wet and cold weather across the Midwest. We have all our machinery ready to go but have not started due to wet field conditions. We expect to start in the next week or two as long as no more flooding occurs. If we try to plant too early, we may end up like the tractor below!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Harvest 2017 is officially complete

Dry fall conditions allowed us to finish the Harvest 2017 season on October 21, 2017. We begin 30 days prior and only had a few rain-outs during the month. We greatly enjoyed Harvest 2017 and we will now continue to begin fall tillage in preparations for the 2018 crop.

Joseph McKay first combine ride

Thursday, October 5, 2017

McKay Farms complete with 2017 Soybean Harvest

Dry weather conditions allowed us to work non-stop during the last 2 weeks. We were able to successfully finish soybean harvest and begin shelling corn. We have nearly 200 acres of corn complete but will have to take the weekend off due the the recent rain showers. Check out our pics of #harvest17.

Tyler & Dan McKay

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Harvest 2017 begins for McKay Farms

Today we begin #Harvest17 in front of our homestead in Beecher City. Corn moisture is good due to the recent high temperatures in Illinois. We are excited to begin another Harvest Season!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

McKay Farms completes 2017 Planting Season

A wet spring forced McKay Farms to have to replant nearly 1000 acres. #Plant17 Season officially finished during Memorial Day weekend. We will start cleaning equipment and walking the fields to monitor the crops and inspect for any potential diseases. We look forward to sharing pictures of the Planting Season during the coming weeks.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Great Weather leads to successful Corn Planting Season

Five perfect days of weather has led to the successful season of corn planting for McKay Farms. We have made the switch now to soybeans and continue to work early mornings and late nights.We expect this week to bring us rain so it was great to finish corn so early in the season. Check out the picture above where Dan McKay is using the seed tinder to load up the corn planter as Rita McKay delivers lunch for the day.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

McKay Farms begins #Plant17 on April 19th

For the second consecutive year, McKay Farms begins the Planting Season on April 19th. An extremely mild February followed by a wet spring delayed the early planting season. We are excited to be back at work with over 100 acres planted in the first full day.