Hay farmer gives harvest a snazzy new look

A farm near Shutford has become a hit on social media after it adorned its latest hay harvest with bright pink wrapping.

Family business Taylor Made Forage at Blenheim Farm, yesterday began wrapping their latest harvest of rye grass in the colourful plastic sheets to raise money for several cancer charities, including Breast Cancer Research.

Henry Taylor, 30, of Sibford Road, came up with the idea after seeing the success of a similar campaign in New Zealand.

He said: “Everyone, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, everyone has someone affected by cancer at one point or another in their lives. It is a nice thing to do to raise a bit of money.

“It is a very solitary life being a farmer and it is easy to sit on the farm and not do anything. It is nice to be involved in something a bit larger than you and help fight something that affects a lot of people.”

The sheets were purchased from Trioplast, who make a donation to a cancer awareness charity with every purchase of the pink wrapping.

The farm is set to begin wrapping about 500 hay bales in the new plastic early next week.

For every pink hay bale sold, Taylor Made Forage will donate £1 to Breast Cancer Research.