Hay Season 2017

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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby M-5 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:55 pm

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That looks good

Sometimes it pays to be lucky or at least have the balls to pull the trigger. I headed home early today to start cutting just before I got there a downpour of 3/4 inch rain I watched radar a little bit and decided to give it a go because front pushing in will keep temps low and very low humidity tomorrow. Cut 10 acres and son wanted to cut some so I left him with it. Got a business fishing trip tomorrow but as I was leaving you could see sky clearing West and North.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby M-5 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:49 am

just ran the numbers on the first cutting and after everything is figured I have 1830.00 per roll invested.
that's cost of land fuel equipment and time .
If you would like to buy some its on sale for 1850.00 a roll.

Back in the real world actual cost of production , fert, time, fuel cost was 25.00 per roll ,
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:18 am

M-5 wrote:just ran the numbers on the first cutting and after everything is figured I have 1830.00 per roll invested.
that's cost of land fuel equipment and time .
If you would like to buy some its on sale for 1850.00 a roll.

Back in the real world actual cost of production , fert, time, fuel cost was 25.00 per roll ,


Put an ad on craiglist tell folks it is a rare special hay that cattle will gain like no ones business and im sure you will sell at least one roll.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby M-5 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:42 am

Rain all this week and potential for tropical development next week. Gotta get the fertilizer spread pretty quick.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:04 am

M-5 wrote:Rain all this week and potential for tropical development next week. Gotta get the fertilizer spread pretty quick.


You got that right but its so dry here now.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby 1982vett » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:01 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
M-5 wrote:Rain all this week and potential for tropical development next week. Gotta get the fertilizer spread pretty quick.


You got that right but its so dry here now.

Yep....usually dry till it gets wet.... :D

Good looking hay.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:35 pm

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M-5 wrote:Rain all this week and potential for tropical development next week. Gotta get the fertilizer spread pretty quick.


You got that right but its so dry here now.

Yep....usually dry till it gets wet.... :D

Good looking hay.


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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:33 am

Be a busy Saturday

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Re: Hay Season 2017

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this deer came to scope out the quality of the hay

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Re: Hay Season 2017

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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby LDEnterprises » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:02 pm

LDEnterprises wrote:Finished with this 20 acre field.
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Looks about ready. Wednesday will be 50 days since planting.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:00 pm

Jealous of all you guys making hay. Equipment is ready and waiting just need mother nature to cooperate for once.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby M-5 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:18 pm

If all goes well I'll start 2nd cutting next week . Thursday will be 4 weeks since I cut it and it shore is purty. Alot of folks aint even cut 1st time here and they thought I was crazy cutting hay in drizzling rain 4 weeks ago .
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:50 pm

M-5 wrote:If all goes well I'll start 2nd cutting next week . Thursday will be 4 weeks since I cut it and it shore is purty. Alot of folks aint even cut 1st time here and they thought I was crazy cutting hay in drizzling rain 4 weeks ago .


just finished first cutting glad its done. Now I will be spraying nitrogen on the last cuts ... Yea I cut in drizzling rain as well as steady rain.
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