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First cutting done

Post by snoopdog » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:36 am

:banana: :banana: Got the rest of it wrapped up yesterday evening about 830, dang it was thick, 39 heavy 4x5 off of 6acres. Raining this morning, happy happy happy.


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Re: First cutting done

Post by TCRanch » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:51 pm

Congrats!! Finally got ours cut yesterday, raking today. As much as I cussed all the rain (specifically the flooding & collateral damage) the brome looks great this year. Hoping to get 300 bales but we'll see.

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Re: First cutting done

Post by pricefarm » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:06 pm

snoopdog wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:36 am
:banana: :banana: Got the rest of it wrapped up yesterday evening about 830, dang it was thick, 39 heavy 4x5 off of 6acres. Raining this morning, happy happy happy.
That’s a good crop. What kind of grass ?

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Re: First cutting done

Post by snoopdog » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:18 pm

pricefarm wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:06 pm
snoopdog wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:36 am
:banana: :banana: Got the rest of it wrapped up yesterday evening about 830, dang it was thick, 39 heavy 4x5 off of 6acres. Raining this morning, happy happy happy.
That’s a good crop. What kind of grass ?
Mostly fescue, some wheat that was overmature, bermuda
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Re: First cutting done

Post by cowrancher75 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:15 am

i cut around 20 acres or so of where the cows have already been.. got rained on last night but hoping to get it up tomorrow. I was looking at the main hay fields and its up to the tractors hood.. gonna need 4 nice days for that to dry.

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Re: First cutting done

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:29 am

cowrancher75 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:15 am
i cut around 20 acres or so of where the cows have already been.. got rained on last night but hoping to get it up tomorrow. I was looking at the main hay fields and its up to the tractors hood.. gonna need 4 nice days for that to dry.
Over on this side of the Ohio, it has been tough harvesting hay. Hay harvest is behind last year. If this rain continues, we are going to have a repeat of last year.
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Re: First cutting done

Post by cowrancher75 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:16 am

Bright Raven wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:29 am
cowrancher75 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:15 am
i cut around 20 acres or so of where the cows have already been.. got rained on last night but hoping to get it up tomorrow. I was looking at the main hay fields and its up to the tractors hood.. gonna need 4 nice days for that to dry.
Over on this side of the Ohio, it has been tough harvesting hay. Hay harvest is behind last year. If this rain continues, we are going to have a repeat of last year.
we had one decent window but the fields were soaked. finally had another chance.. just had 2 nice days with a heavy wind.. if you had a conditioner and were on it you could make it in that window but i didn't have the time to get it up. I just checked out some hay fields and they still look great. it'll be interesting to see how these new grasses do with this long growing spell.

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Re: First cutting done

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:37 am

cowrancher75 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:16 am
Bright Raven wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:29 am
cowrancher75 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:15 am
i cut around 20 acres or so of where the cows have already been.. got rained on last night but hoping to get it up tomorrow. I was looking at the main hay fields and its up to the tractors hood.. gonna need 4 nice days for that to dry.
Over on this side of the Ohio, it has been tough harvesting hay. Hay harvest is behind last year. If this rain continues, we are going to have a repeat of last year.
we had one decent window but the fields were soaked. finally had another chance.. just had 2 nice days with a heavy wind.. if you had a conditioner and were on it you could make it in that window but i didn't have the time to get it up. I just checked out some hay fields and they still look great. it'll be interesting to see how these new grasses do with this long growing spell.
The growing season has been expanded at least a month. We should be starting to see some of the pasture going dormant but it looks like early May pasture.
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Re: First cutting done

Post by M.Magis » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:34 pm

This is our extended forecast. At this point I just have to assume everything I cut is going to get rained on at least once and accept it.
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Re: First cutting done

Post by ALACOWMAN » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:09 pm

snoopdog wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:36 am
:banana: :banana: Got the rest of it wrapped up yesterday evening about 830, dang it was thick, 39 heavy 4x5 off of 6acres. Raining this morning, happy happy happy.
over 6 bales a acre,,pretty good
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Re: First cutting done

Post by Nesikep » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:55 pm

tomorrow evening I'll be baling the last of my first cut.. had decent luck but a few close calls.. got some really nice horse hay coming in now... just gotta find a sucker that'll pay well for these idiot bricks
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Re: First cutting done

Post by snoopdog » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:18 pm

cowrancher75 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:15 am
i cut around 20 acres or so of where the cows have already been.. got rained on last night but hoping to get it up tomorrow. I was looking at the main hay fields and its up to the tractors hood.. gonna need 4 nice days for that to dry.
We had 2 days with a stiff breeze, no humidity, and the uv was at max. I was still a little nervous about some of the low spots , but saved them for last. And of course the weather liars made me rush for no reason, had about half a tenth yesterday morning and nothing today. Had heavy rains predicted. Glad we got it up, but I would have preferred it being just a bit drier.
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