August hay

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  1. Kieran97

    Kieran97 Well-Known Member

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    I was 13 at the time, but it was all ate.

    That being said my father has
    been selling hay to folk with all sorts of animals since 1984
     
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  2. headcase

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    Same here not uncommon to make September hay...
     
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    headcase Very Senior Member

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    But I obviously dont know how to make hay:rolleyes2:
     
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  4. gone

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    The hay market always reminds me of the Oats market, all buyers have different ideas what makes good hay.
    An old saying in the Oats growers/breeders circles is,
    "European horses will only run well on Yellow Oats, North American horses will only run well on Black Oats and Irish horses will only run well on White Oats".
     
  5. nashmach

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    What about applying preservative to it if there was any doubt?
     
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  6. Agri Power

    Agri Power Well-Known Member

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    How well did the august hay go this year...:wink:
     
  7. headcase

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    it'll be september hay now.....
     
  8. Danielk

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    know of 3 lads that have knocked hay yesterday and today.
     
  9. Agri Power

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    Offered 10 acres myself last weekend to take away, free to good home to clear the field.....
     
  10. headcase

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    and me and the neighbour....
     
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    Mate of mine made hay in October sometime in the last few years.

    You'd starve a donkey on it.... But it was hay!
     
  12. Green Grass

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    In a many a wet summer gone by ,often Listowel race week came a smashing week with a fair share of straw and hay gathered up .In 1998 I remember distinctly making hay that week from a marsh which was cut 3 weeks earlier went trough 3 acres with a plke shaking it out it baled up beautiful .The round bale silage has thankfully done away with that crack
     
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  13. MF30

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    Another one at it...
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  15. Arthur

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    It takes half the day to get the night out of it, suppose it could go as haylage if the weather was closing in.
     
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  16. Agri Power

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    Better off going for it now than waiting till any bit of good is gone out of it trying to make hay.....! me thinks...
     
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  17. MF30

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    Just refuelled after mowing and tedding out 17 acres of grass, wasn't a heavy crop mind. Used exactly 50 litres in total.
     
  18. Funkeyfarmer

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    Give cattle the option of hay vs silage they eat silage any time I've given the option its silage 1st
     
  19. Agri Power

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    I wouldnt like to have hay knocked here this morning or grain to cut or straw to bale! good and wet again...
     
  20. headcase

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    i have,i have and i have
    and it is here too,,,,,
     
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  21. Arthur

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    You could end up with Septober hay..
     
  22. headcase

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    or october...
     
  23. Titan 8820

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    Or dung
     
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    At least you know you have the mower working now!!
     
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    Yes thank goodness, she ran like a dream. Must say I'm relieved!
     

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