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Molded alfalfa in the field
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SAM (MO)    Posted 06-08-2001 at 19:46:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Folks
I looking for some opinions. We cut cut one field of alfalfa and guess what it rained and rained. We finally got a chance to windrow it, but it rained some more. Then the fun began, the baler broke and had too wait on parts. So now the alfalfa is grown to much to really bale it. I really dont't want to lose two cuttings. I'm open for some ideas, leave it and tedder it after the next cutting or get the pitch fork out. Thanks for your thoughts.

p.s. the April rain showed up in June.


Canadian Cowboy    Posted 06-09-2001 at 09:51:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How high is the regrowth of Alfalfa? if its to high it might be aone heck of a job to pick up with any kind of baler. How many acers did you cut?



Sam (MO)    Posted 06-09-2001 at 14:26:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cowboy

The field in question is only 7 acres. Repaired the baler but now you can't see much of the windows. I guess I might do it the old fashion way and stack it on the wagon. The regrowth is now about a foot tall.

Sam


Sam (MO)    Posted 06-09-2001 at 14:25:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cowboy

The field in question is only 7 acres. Repaired the baler but now you can't see much of the windows. I guess I might do it the old fashion way and stack it on the wagon. The regrowth is now about a foot tall.

Sam


Alvin    Posted 06-09-2001 at 05:10:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
chop it up and blow it back on field. If it is moldy now it will not get better. It IS harmfull to dairy cattle also..I just put 15 acres back yesterday because of mold. Isn't worth taking chances.


LazyHorse    Posted 06-08-2001 at 21:44:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Unless you remove it from the field it will kill the new growth underneath. If nothing else maybe you can get it round baled, the either use it to fill in a ditch, or give it to an amish dairy farmer, they feed those cows all kinds of junk.


Norm    Posted 06-09-2001 at 01:19:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Turn it and round bale it. This hay can be ground next winter and have good beef cow feed.


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