Finally got a chance to make a little hay

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Finally got a chance to make a little hay

Postby Silver » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:21 pm

Finally got started on the haying. I just did some outside rounds yesterday, plus a little 25 acre piece. Started making some silage today.

Moving the first load:
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The first few of the year:
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A row is taking shape:
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Of course, it was not without mishap. Greased the bale mover all up, kicked the tires, and headed out. Turns out I shoulda put a gauge on the tires, they were low enough that I knocked three of them off the bead. But I did get them back in place and aired up, hopefully things go better tomorrow. As long as I remind myself not to take any more shortcuts :dunce:
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Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:23 pm

looking good
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Re: Finally got a chance to make a little hay

Postby Silver » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:53 pm

Raking baling and moving for baleage. Trying to get the outside rounds off some fields so if we ever get a break in the weather we can get at it. Most fields are not looking great by any stretch. Drought early then copious amounts of rain. And grasshoppers. Oh well we'll get what we get.
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Re: Finally got a chance to make a little hay

Postby Nesikep » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:51 am

Keep the bellies full anyhow!

I bought a tire machine last fall, got so sick of manually breaking beads (they never break when you want them to!) and my back wasn't having any more of it.. Now I swap tires off in a couple minutes and don't have to break a sweat.. Wish we had it 25 years ago
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Re: Finally got a chance to make a little hay

Postby wbvs58 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:08 am

Your outfit looks like a well oiled machine Silver. Everyone doing their job.

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Re: Finally got a chance to make a little hay

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:58 am

Nice pictures.
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Re: Finally got a chance to make a little hay

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:47 am

Great looking hay for July. I know July is probably the earliest you would want to bale.
Early to middle of June is best for our area. You are getting best balance of quality and quantity. We will do 2nd cutting in Sept?
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Postby snoopdog » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:57 pm

Nice !
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Re: Finally got a chance to make a little hay

Postby Silver » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:41 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Great looking hay for July. I know July is probably the earliest you would want to bale.
Early to middle of June is best for our area. You are getting best balance of quality and quantity. We will do 2nd cutting in Sept?


Here the cows will take the second cut themselves. :nod:
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Re: Finally got a chance to make a little hay

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:24 am

Silver wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Great looking hay for July. I know July is probably the earliest you would want to bale.
Early to middle of June is best for our area. You are getting best balance of quality and quantity. We will do 2nd cutting in Sept?


Here the cows will take the second cut themselves. :nod:

So you only cut hay one time a year?
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Re: Finally got a chance to make a little hay

Postby Silver » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:01 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Silver wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Great looking hay for July. I know July is probably the earliest you would want to bale.
Early to middle of June is best for our area. You are getting best balance of quality and quantity. We will do 2nd cutting in Sept?


Here the cows will take the second cut themselves. :nod:

So you only cut hay one time a year?


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Re: Finally got a chance to make a little hay

Postby cfpinz » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:54 am

Is that a 605N? If so, how do you like it?
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Re: Finally got a chance to make a little hay

Postby Silver » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:01 pm

cfpinz wrote:Is that a 605N? If so, how do you like it?


It is. I think it is an amazing machine.There may be an equal out there but I doubt there is better. 9000 bales through it so far and haven't even replaced a pickup tooth.
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Re: Finally got a chance to make a little hay

Postby Supa Dexta » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:34 am

We had a cold spring, hay was looking pretty poor the first week of june, hardly over a pair of 8" work boots. 3 weeks later it was chest high and thick. No one remembers growth like that, I've had some field give me +66% over last year, but most in the +25-40% range.
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