Hay Season 2017

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Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:37 pm

its that time again to share pics of your hay season... I need to be cutting now but too much rain...

I am pretty sure by the time I can get into the field these oats will be past the prime ... oh well beats a snowball sandwich.

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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby Jogeephus » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:41 pm

You could send me your rain.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby 1wlimo » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:58 pm

Oats are looking good, we need to loose the 4 or 5 inchs of snow before we can look at seeding oats about here
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:13 pm

Jogeephus wrote:You could send me your rain.


I will trade you this weeks rain gladly for 2 weeks of rainless .

1wlimo wrote:Oats are looking good, we need to loose the 4 or 5 inchs of snow before we can look at seeding oats about here


Thanks... . Wow that stinks.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:26 pm

Calling for 5+ inches of snow this coming week. Hopefully after that it warms up and things turn green. Hoping to get some early hay or haylage done in June this year.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri May 12, 2017 8:42 am

oats are ready if the rain can hold off

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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby Caustic Burno » Fri May 12, 2017 8:46 am

Just got off the phone with by bass fishing partner/hay man he is cutting mine today.
Been too wet up until now and a crazy year. Three days of winter three months of spring, night time temperatures have just recently started staying above 60.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri May 12, 2017 8:52 am

been too iffy on the weather to cut oats but hay ive cut and baled some already. This weathers crazy for sure supposed to be hot and sunny next week
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Fri May 12, 2017 9:39 am

Jealous of you guys cutting hay and having oats ready already. I haven't even planted oats yet and our grass is barely green. Night time temps got into the teens earlier this week. Hoping to have enough grass to start grazing by June this year.

O well it gives me extra time to get the mower, rake, baler, and wrapper all gone through.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby A.J. » Fri May 12, 2017 10:23 am

A few guys have wrapped some already, but only seen a couple other fields baled so far. Looks like a good forecast starting Monday, so hopefully will be able to get some mowed down. I'd say there will be a lot of tractors in fields around here next week.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby pricefarm » Fri May 12, 2017 5:04 pm

My hay is ready going to try and cut some Monday unless they change the weather next week is going to be nice. Today we are about to get washed away
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby TexasBred » Fri May 12, 2017 8:18 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:been too iffy on the weather to cut oats but hay ive cut and baled some already. This weathers crazy for sure supposed to be hot and sunny next week

Oats are a bit more forgiving than wheat when making hay. You should be ok. Mice might get some some the heads though. The rest will just fall off. :lol2:
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Fri May 12, 2017 9:25 pm

My trouble with oats is between the turkeys, geese, and sandhill cranes there isn't usually much left to make hay out of or run through the combine.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby Supa Dexta » Sat May 13, 2017 5:23 am

Oats does well here, but been too wet to plant yet this year.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

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