Hay Season 2017

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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:49 pm

Started on first cutting this evening in one of my fields that's on top of a hill there was still standing water in places. Knocked down enough to keep me busy wrapping silage for an evening because there's no way its going to dry down enough to make dry hay.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:20 am

chevytaHOE5674 wrote:Started on first cutting this evening in one of my fields that's on top of a hill there was still standing water in places. Knocked down enough to keep me busy wrapping silage for an evening because there's no way its going to dry down enough to make dry hay.


Hey better than nothing its getting dry here now.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby TANK30705 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:49 am

Just about finished first cut. What a year so far! I have rolled 990 4x5s so far this year. Last year on same ground 550 rolls.
A little rain makes a big difference! I also contribute some difference to adding elevated skid shoes to my disc mower last year. Very thankful.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby MRRherefords » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:01 am

We are actually getting ready for the second cutting as soon as grain season is done here in about two weeks. We have had the perfect amount of rain. Just as it starts to get dry, we are blessed with a great rain. Stuff is pretty green right now.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby M-5 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:38 pm

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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:14 pm

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I was catching kingfish in the gulf yesterday and cutting hay today. It took 10 hours to drive out and 1 hour to fly back. But I'd still rather drive.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:28 pm

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I was catching kingfish in the gulf yesterday and cutting hay today. It took 10 hours to drive out and 1 hour to fly back. But I'd still rather drive.


I like to see folks lay it down what type of grass is that?
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby M-5 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:24 pm

TIFF 85 , I'm a rolling right now
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:33 pm

M-5 wrote:TIFF 85 , I'm a rolling right now


Good looking stuff not sure anyone has it in Va. but I know in my area we don't.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:30 pm

Looks good does it have a sweet smell to it
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:53 pm

Coastal and bahia grass for me, the best hay I've ever made and can't get it up. Adveraging better than 4 rolls to the acre at 5 weeks. I have 25 acres cut and mostly raked and my baler is screwing up. I think the bearing on the stuffer roller is hanging and I'm clogging it up. I'll be at my Vermeer dealer at 7.30 again tomorrow morning, but this time I'm picking up another baler and not trying to fix mine. If not I'll be in Cairo buying me a re - conditioned JD 468, impulse buying at it's finest.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby M-5 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:47 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:Looks good does it have a sweet smell to it

Very sweet smelling. They ort to make a perfume with that smell
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:52 pm

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skyhightree1 wrote:Looks good does it have a sweet smell to it

Very sweet smelling. They ort to make a perfume with that smell


Back in the day they did, she was wearing it while rolling around in the hay. Did you finish up with your hay?
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:59 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:Coastal and bahia grass for me, the best hay I've ever made and can't get it up. Adveraging better than 4 rolls to the acre at 5 weeks. I have 25 acres cut and mostly raked and my baler is screwing up. I think the bearing on the stuffer roller is hanging and I'm clogging it up. I'll be at my Vermeer dealer at 7.30 again tomorrow morning, but this time I'm picking up another baler and not trying to fix mine. If not I'll be in Cairo buying me a re - conditioned JD 468, impulse buying at it's finest.


Baler problems p.m.o
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