Hay 2020

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  1. mixed fleet

    mixed fleet Well-Known Member

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    Another season of making inferior fodder :no::no: well sure they can lie on it. :yes::yes:
    This stuff was cut in May and baled in June.
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  3. mixed fleet

    mixed fleet Well-Known Member

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    Cut Thursday, baled Monday
    Wasn't a heavy crop, but gathered into near 10 bales/acre
     
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    Lucky:Thumbp2:

    I just baled 3.5 bales to the acre:tdown:
     
  5. MF30

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    I cut first crop hay last Monday, got turned every day and baled it yesterday at 16%. Baled for other lads old meadow hay that only got a few turns and it baked up at 11%. Crops yielded from 6 to 9 bales to the acre.
     
  6. Arthur

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    Neighbour baled hay 16th May, took it off the field last Saturday, it was down over a week before baling.
     
  7. Blackwater boy

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    Would 16% be ok? 16% straw would be borderline wouldn’t it?
     
  8. MF30

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    17% and less would be OK, I baled one as a test at 11am and it was 20%, by 5pm it was down to 16%. At 11% you could almost put it in the shed immediately though I wouldn't recommend it. I'll be leaving mine out for a while as first crop early hay tends to sweat a bit even at low moistures.
     
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    massey 6480 Well-Known Member

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    Baled hay this evening for a lad was cut sunday . He turned it tuesday with a fork
     
  10. johndeere6920s

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    Some lovely green hay made this year
     
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  11. headcase

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    nicest hay is usually fed by october
     
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    Did a bit yesterday Screenshot_20200603-133727_Snapchat.jpg
     
  13. headcase

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    idiot bricks
     
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    the guy that they were done for has'nt a tractor or any way of moving anything bigger
     
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    They are not idiot bricks when you shift a couple of horse box loads every Saturday for decent money, they do better for me than the round haylage.
     
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    Dont need to tell me....
     
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    and all cash too :clap:
     
  18. mixed fleet

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    Hay in the Emerald Isle is not for the faint hearted. Despite being a good year so far in north Longford, chances to make have been scarce.
    Got a bit yesterday, most of it was mowed last Thursday. Got a good wetting on Friday but it hadn't been shook out.
    Tedded Saturday evening, twice Sunday, once Monday and Tuesday. Rowed up and baled yesterday evening in great condition.
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    Neighbor square baled his yesterday. It had been down since last saturday week (10 days). It's rare to see him get caught out with the weather, but this stuff has a very dark colour. He'll have no bother with cows calving that are fed on it - calves won't be too big.
     
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    Have you moved officially to supervisory mode now :laugh:

    Looks a Lovely crop to be fair:Thumbp2:
     
  21. Danielk

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    Got all my own hay baled yesterday. Was mowed last Wednesday, got rain Friday but Sunday Monday and Tuesday were great days on it. Did 11.3 bales/ac.

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  22. mixed fleet

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    Good observations there Nash,
    One hired hand and one lad of my own ( off road only)
     
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    Have you ever used the spare wheel
     
  24. Danielk

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    Oh god yea. Many times does it be used.
     
  25. massey 6480

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    Lads is there any market for hay this year . Bales hay for a lad fortnight ago and he has only got 1 phonecall. Easy man to deal with well fit to bale . Old grass alright . Going to wrap it now as doesn’t have a shed for it .
     

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