Hay Season 2018

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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:43 am

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Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:We only try to put up 2nd cutting dry. All first is done as baleage. We use an inline wrapper (my neighbor's).
All the dairies around put up haylage in the spring - May/June.
Most people probably don't realize, but NY is the 3rd largest dairy state, so lots of dairy farms around. Agriculture is the number 1 industry in NY - apples, cherries, etc.

New York. :mrgreen: Amazing how one city can screw up a state..... :hide: :lol:

That's a fact, I never knew how rural western NY was till I married a country girl from there.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:22 am

You laugh. When we moved here from Kansas (1978), people couldn't believe we could find enough land for our cattle. :shock:
People in Upstate NY do not like to be affiliated with NYC in any way. It is like that is a whole different state. And, in reality it is!!
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby Hook2.0 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:52 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:You laugh. When we moved here from Kansas (1978), people couldn't believe we could find enough land for our cattle. :shock:
People in Upstate NY do not like to be affiliated with NYC in any way. It is like that is a whole different state. And, in reality it is!!

We went to ny a few years back to visit my wife’s dad in Greenville. Beautiful country. Wife was born there and hadn’t been back in 30 years or so.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:36 pm

Yeah, Upstate NY is absolutely beautiful. Fall is breathtaking in most areas.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby LDEnterprises » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:51 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
LDEnterprises wrote:[quote="JMJ Farms
Have you figured what it cost per bale to wrap with that wrapper?

It "should" be less than $3 per roll but we received a hateful pallet of Sunfilm which has a lot more waste than it should.


$3 for plastic or for total cost?[/quote]

Dang I wish for total cost. Just for the plastic!
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby Stocker Steve » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:54 am

Only a few BTOs here who still chop hay every 28 days, but inline wrappers are all the rage. I am reluctant to invest more in haying equipment, but wrappers can be rented if you have connections.

Climate change seems to be making our summers wetter, so even if you wait until the traditional late June/early July time frame you are still getting a lot of rain. Poorly drained hay meadows are drier in mid June than they are in mid July,
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