Legume Hay

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Legume Hay

Post by rnh2 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:46 pm

Tell me y’all’s experience with vetch/winter pea hay


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Re: Legume Hay

Post by BC » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:39 am

Wish I had some

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Re: Legume Hay

Post by 76 Bar » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:36 am

Bought some years ago. Cow candy & they did well on it.

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Re: Legume Hay

Post by Texasmark » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:09 pm

I started about 4 years ago with Austrian Winter Peas as a soil enricher. Initial plan was to plant in the fall, let them grow over the winter and spring and in the spring plow them in and plant my summer hay crop. Then I decided to double crop and put in Jumbo Rye with the peas and have that cash crop then plant the summer crop. Best thing I ever did.

Pea plants died off rapidly after clipping and by the time I baled the Rye they had turned brown. Have no idea as to the effect on the bale's stats as a result but I got a bumper crop of Rye hay without a lot of fertilizer and follow-on summer crop.

Soooo if you want the cured green legume in the bale then you need something that cures faster than Rye. (opinion)

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Re: Legume Hay

Post by BC » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:38 pm

jumbo is a variety of ryegrass not cereal rye

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Re: Legume Hay

Post by Texasmark » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:42 pm

BC wrote:
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jumbo is a variety of ryegrass not cereal rye
Yes. It does pack a lot of seeds per stalk. Only time I saw cereal Rye was on bread and in a Bushmills commercial showing how they brewed Bushmill Rye in the UK.

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Re: Legume Hay

Post by BC » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 pm

Jumbo is a good variety of ryegrass for North and East Texas from Barenburg Seeds

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Re: Legume Hay

Post by Texasmark » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:46 pm

BC wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Jumbo is a good variety of ryegrass for North and East Texas from Barenburg Seeds
Bear Creek Country Store in Leonard stocks it.

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