Hay Season 2017

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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:56 pm

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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby M-5 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:56 pm

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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby M-5 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:25 pm

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20 % chance raked and 4 bales made. I've been under barn waiting the ran out for over an hour i m guessing 2+ inch's .
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby Jogeephus » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:52 pm

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20 % chance raked and 4 bales made. I've been under barn waiting the ran out for over an hour i m guessing 2+ inch's .


Same way its been here. Hay should be tender because its been beat to death with the tedder. Might not be the best quality but the yield has been something else. Been averaging 7 rolls/acre but there was one field that did 11.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:14 pm

Looks good still dry here. I am glad I got a awesome first cut because probably will be feeding earlier
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby M-5 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:37 pm

Your right it should be tender teddered 6 times total ,4 today raked twice but it is wadded up .
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:22 pm

Got 4 dry sunny days finally. Mowed ~101acres, 518bales of hay made. Almost have all feed we need for the winter, but still have some fields to mowe. This year it's very hard to make hay. Hardly get any dry days. Weather forecast shows rain for the whole week starting tomorrow.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby snoopdog » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:57 pm

Got the second cutting done yesterday and we're getting a good rain today , we needed a cool off, and the moisture .
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby LDEnterprises » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:33 am

89 millet bales on final cutting, made me happy.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:09 am

LDEnterprises wrote:89 millet bales on final cutting, made me happy.
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Very nice..
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:10 am

I am getting started on 2nd cutting its really thin from when we were in a drought...

Does anyone ever square bale millet?
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby LDEnterprises » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:54 am

skyhightree1 wrote:I am getting started on 2nd cutting its really thin from when we were in a drought...

Does anyone ever square bale millet?


Good question. I bet how long it would take to dry down millet to make dry hay (we did high moisture hay with our) not many do.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby M.Magis » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:10 am

Finished mine last night. Just need to pick about about 30 more square bales and stack about 200 that are thrown all over the barn floor.

Everyone here can be witness to me saying I will never again use the POS round baler I currently have.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby ddd75 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:13 pm

hoping to start my 4th cutting tomorrow.
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Re: Hay Season 2017

Postby 1982vett » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:59 am

skyhightree1 wrote:I am getting started on 2nd cutting its really thin from when we were in a drought...

Does anyone ever square bale millet?

Used to square bale haygrazer before round bales were invented......
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