Hay Season 2018

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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby LDEnterprises » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:33 am

View from the tractor right now. Wrapping 141 bales we cut on Friday and baled yesterday.


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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby M-5 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:02 am

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Finally got this field done. Started at cutting 5pm Monday finished baling 2pm Sunday.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:05 am

Good job, are putting that hay in a barn?
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby JMJ Farms » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:33 am

LDEnterprises wrote:View from the tractor right now. Wrapping 141 bales we cut on Friday and baled yesterday.


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Have you figured what it cost per bale to wrap with that wrapper?
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby M-5 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:36 am

True Grit Farms wrote:Good job, are putting that hay in a barn?


I was going too but Sat Morning i got 7/10 on it and just as I finished yesterday it started raining and got 2".
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:42 am

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True Grit Farms wrote:Good job, are putting that hay in a barn?


I was going too but Sat Morning i got 7/10 on it and just as I finished yesterday it started raining and got 2".

Dang the luck. But I'd take rained on baled hay, over no rain. I hope that wasn't your T85 field?
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby M-5 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:46 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
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True Grit Farms wrote:Good job, are putting that hay in a barn?


I was going too but Sat Morning i got 7/10 on it and just as I finished yesterday it started raining and got 2".

Dang the luck. But I'd take rained on baled hay, over no rain. I hope that wasn't your T85 field?


It wasn't , The 85 is ready I just need 4 more days of dry weather to get it made.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby LDEnterprises » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:56 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
LDEnterprises wrote:View from the tractor right now. Wrapping 141 bales we cut on Friday and baled yesterday.


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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.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby JMJ Farms » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:00 pm

LDEnterprises wrote:
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LDEnterprises wrote:View from the tractor right now. Wrapping 141 bales we cut on Friday and baled yesterday.


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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.


Without having any experience with wrapping I would say that is $3 well spent. I’d still rather have a hay barn but you can do a lot of wrapping at $3 bale.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby LDEnterprises » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:04 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
LDEnterprises wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:
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.


Without having any experience with wrapping I would say that is $3 well spent. I’d still rather have a hay barn but you can do a lot of wrapping at $3 bale.


Said hay barn would be up in smoke with the high moisture in these bales! ;-)
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby JMJ Farms » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:09 pm

LDEnterprises wrote:
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LDEnterprises wrote:
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.


Without having any experience with wrapping I would say that is $3 well spent. I’d still rather have a hay barn but you can do a lot of wrapping at $3 bale.


Said hay barn would be up in smoke with the high moisture in these bales! ;-)


Yes. It slipped my mind that you were doing baleage. If I had a wrapper like yours I’m not sure that I would put up any dry hay. Maybe just a little.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby sstterry » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:50 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
LDEnterprises wrote:
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Without having any experience with wrapping I would say that is $3 well spent. I’d still rather have a hay barn but you can do a lot of wrapping at $3 bale.


Said hay barn would be up in smoke with the high moisture in these bales! ;-)


Yes. It slipped my mind that you were doing baleage. If I had a wrapper like yours I’m not sure that I would put up any dry hay. Maybe just a little.


A friend of mine swears by it (same one I told you about Mike). But we never see haylege or baleage in out area.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:07 pm

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.[/quote]

$3 for plastic or for total cost?
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:31 am

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.
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Re: Hay Season 2018

Postby 1982vett » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:39 am

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:
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