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My First Year's....
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Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-10-2004 at 11:39:13       [Reply]  [No Email]

attempt at baling and wraping hay.

Please note the even consistent size of the bales.

KellyGa    Posted 03-10-2004 at 16:19:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice....I bet it smells good too...I love the smell of fresh cut hay, or grass, anything like that.

Katrina    Posted 03-10-2004 at 13:45:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you have someone come and wrap it for you? I can't remember what it cost us to have it done but it seems quite high. Also our wrapper was in such a hurry I think he just wanted to get it done even if the hay really wasn't ready. We have done it two years now once with oat hay and once with alfalfa/grass/clover mix. I must say we learned a little with the oat hay. Let it dry a little more. The cows sure do like it though. Our 10 cows and bull go through a bale every other day. We just have to keep it away from the horses. I hear their tummies don't like it!

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-10-2004 at 15:44:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Katrina: We purchased an Anderson bale wrapper (made in Canada, where ever that maybe). We put up somewhere around 600 bales a yr. This kast yr dur to untimely rain and humid conditions we wrapped about half our production.
This yr we should/shall start earlier so's we can grt in an extra alfalfa cutting.
we harvest alfafa, alfapa grass mix, and grass. Our grasses consist of timothy (my favorite, a forgiving late maturing grass), brome, (an in between grass easy to get along with grass), and
orchard grass (a have to harvest early to be any good hay). There are others growing wild mostly.
This was our first yr. So, we are still in the re-learning prossess.
Oh, we're looking for 30% moisture. This Spring start cut at 10:00am, bale 24hrs later. By mid Summer will probably be cutting morning and baleing same day afternoon.
Thanks for asking.
This is our way (for the moment).
Hope this helps.

toolman    Posted 03-10-2004 at 11:47:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
fern maybe you should paint a couple of eyes on that thing so,s it can see where its going.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-10-2004 at 11:52:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been calling it a catapiller.
Would you believe we had snow every morning. Took this snap only a couple hrs ago. walkinh out to check fence.

Be Phlatt    Posted 03-10-2004 at 13:20:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks like one of them Chinese Festival critters :)

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