Chicory In Hay

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Re: Chicory In Hay

Postby Lazy M » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:51 pm

76 Bar wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicory
Dandelion family, not a legume.
Perhaps the cattle would like it better with a dash of sugar and half & half. :lol:
Likely the cultivated forage varieties are much more palatable than run of the mill wild chicory. Salads containing endive and radicchio are served in "tony" restaurants for a hefty price.

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Re: Chicory In Hay

Postby greybeard » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:47 pm

It'll give coffee a kick. It's pretty common in S. Louisiana. I love strong coffee but found it pretty bitter myself.
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Re: Chicory In Hay

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:59 am

greybeard wrote:It'll give coffee a kick. It's pretty common in S. Louisiana. I love strong coffee but found it pretty bitter myself.
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Community coffee has it's own taste, I like it, but the cook doesn't. So we drink DD coffee at home.
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Re: Chicory In Hay

Postby JW IN VA » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:00 pm

Maybe it's like Golden Ironweed or Wingstem.If they are in with it from the start,they keep it eaten down and it never gets big enough to bloom.Turn in late and they strip the leaves but leave the stalk and bloom to seed.
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Re: Chicory In Hay

Postby greybeard » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:46 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:Community coffee has it's own taste, I like it, but the cook doesn't. So we drink DD coffee at home.

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I lived in S. La. from 78 thru '95 and drank a lot of Community coffee and tea but never could say I really liked either one. Their coffee, (to me) even freshly brewed always tasted like it had been sitting on the warmer 1/2 a day.
In a regular drip or Mr Coffee, I use Folgers or Hill Bros, but for those Keurig things, I really like this brand and this strength: bold. (I haven't tried the "seattle style dark")

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I get it at a regional gro store called Brookshires but I imagine it's sold other places too. Cheaper than other brands (36 pods for $14--and yes, that's still robbery) but instead of a plastic thingie that gets pierced, it has a fine flexible mesh net under the bottom. I ain't really cheap, but even tho it says "makes one cup" I get 3 good sized cups of coffee out of one pod without losing much flavor or strength at all on the 3rd cup.

(Been thinking about saving the pods, cutting the foil off the top, dumping the old coffee out and filling them from my can of regular coffee and slapping a piece of duct tape across the top. Probably leak & spew coffee or hot water all over the kitchen tho)


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Re: Chicory In Hay

Postby pdfangus » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:23 am

Chicory is a great forb for the soil. It is very deep rooted and will recycle nutrients from deep in the soil.

My cows and my horses love chicory. You will not find much chicory in fields under continuous grazing because the livestock will graze it into oblivion.

I have one old horse that will walk a new field to browse the chicory first.

I would think that there is the distinct possibility of chicory made for hay being at risk for being stemmy depending on when the hay is harvested. Well made spring hay should be fine but late made early summer hay will probably have stemmy leafless chicory.
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Re: Chicory In Hay

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:29 am

pdfangus wrote:Chicory is a great forb for the soil. It is very deep rooted and will recycle nutrients from deep in the soil.

My cows and my horses love chicory. You will not find much chicory in fields under continuous grazing because the livestock will graze it into oblivion.

I have one old horse that will walk a new field to browse the chicory first.

I would think that there is the distinct possibility of chicory made for hay being at risk for being stemmy depending on when the hay is harvested. Well made spring hay should be fine but late made early summer hay will probably have stemmy leafless chicory.


I think you are correct. This was late hay. The chicory is like twigs.
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Re: Chicory In Hay

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:34 am

Deer love Chicory as well. We plant it in our food plots. But their eating it green.
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