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Everything this year is
a struggle but the $weet yet expen$ive New Holland disk mower got hay cut
as soon as ground dried enough not to get stuck (last of June, first rare dry spell.) Unfortunately that turned
out to be cutting hay on my birthday but all up no rain as it worked
out (rarity this year). A year like this the old sickle
mower/conditioner won't cut it (literally) but that adds $13,000 to
the price tag ($3,000 new baler belts). We try to keep the cost down,
but there is cost to gathering your cows some grass.
there is a Fall (second) cutting, it is going to have to turn around
and rain quickly. Even then I am afraid what little a second cutting
of grass amounts to is far less and worse it has been spoke for if we
do ... so sounds like get on a list for 2020 maybe? One more year
those unused 2017 6x6 black sleeves will have to go into storage.
Personally I like sleeves for ez outdoor all weather storage, and to
keep hay fresh so no discount when buyers become scarce and it may
again have to set till Spring (only happened once) Twine bale with a
sleeve will keep far better then mere netwrap. That makes your cows happier, their calves happier,
thus your wife happier once everyone comes to a realization "man they
are sure bawling and I am totally out of hay".
IF a next cutting?
(sounds like it may be spoke for)
We will assist in loading if done in one session
We fertilize and maintain (spray as needed) what was grass
field ... and a couple of way too many acre wasted waterways. Those
are well maintained. Call it lazy or thinking about what you cows
deserve too, but we buggy corn and bean fertilizer straight through
waterways same as the crop gets. Not sure it is cost effective but
with auto steer our fertilizer coverage is dead on otherwise.
Neither was the day I raked it all up to accelerate drying, only to
have wind ... then rake it all again. At least no rain, just darn
wind. As I say a ton of work or everyone would be doing it (still) and
HOT work (especially raking or if something goes wrong...bearings,
belts, chains, twine balled up, you know the drill)
(PS: if you have no clue what cows eat, don't begin to know anything
about farming or really ended up far off your intended beaten path
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