Discussion in 'Grassland Management' started by Titan 8820, Aug 8, 2016.
Do it! Do it!
Well there was 2 bales done which have been wrapped so at least I will know what it would have turned out like had we suceeded in baling it.
I presume you are going to say Welger and you may well be right , we will never know.
Every baler in the county was busy on Tuesday I imagine.
Aye I was going to offer me Massey124
You might want to have a few spare shearbolts.
i see some lads baled hay today. be some stuff!
Sure wasn't a hay day around here, grass never dried all day despite no rain.
yup small squares. be some froth leaving them in due time!
Weren't you looking for good hay ozzy.......
Am feeding August hay to the wife's horse,, he seems to find nice enough mind he's a Welsh cob and will eat owt
A shame I couldn't get it all , cos those 2 bales turned out to be the finest haylage I had this year and the horses munched through every stalk. Hopefully will have better luck this summer.
Sorry dragging up an old thread here but
has anyone cut silage in say early to mid May and then cut HAY later in the summer? Would you be talking 8 weeks after the silage as enough time for the hay? So mid July?
Yes but you'd want ideal weather for that to work, rain after the fert and a bit for the 6 growing weeks after. It'd be short though I'd say.
Often done 2nd cut hay
Generally softer grass and softer bales
Very very hard to do in a normal Irish summer whatever that is anymore. Have you much nitrogen on it? The More N in it the harder it is
And would that mean harder to save with the soft grass?
how long after the silage would it need?
Not too much nitrogen in it, about 60 units after the silage
Well sure it's like this, if you get the weather it could be cut after 8 weeks. I'd have the wrapper on call though as you could get caught bit that wont be the end of the world. Any fodder will be wanted this year I think
Only if made wrong..
8 weeks or so
Just be prepared for the bales to sag a bit
yeah I think anything edible will be worth money this year
Misty because it’s after grass so too leafy and won’t be able to dry it properly??
Or something else?
We made second cut hay in late August/early September one year. I think it was 2010, which iirc was A particularly bad year for growth. It was great stuff but only yielded about 3 bales to the acre.
August is the second wettest month of the year .