Country Talk Discussion Board|
Re: 1st vs 2nd Hay Cutting
[ Expand ] [ View Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Return to Forum ]
Posted by not just MI on July 14, 2003 at 04:59:15 from (22.214.171.124):
In Reply to: 1st vs 2nd Hay Cutting posted by Jimbob on July 13, 2003 at 19:18:22:
That's true everywhere.
First cutting of hay is normally stalky because of quick spring growth...lots of bulk, but little nutrient value and not as palatable--tough to chew I guess. Second and later cuttings are normally leafier, less stalk, and much more palatable to animals.
When we feed, I alternate between 1st and later cuttings through the winter so they get a balanced diet.
Copyright © 1999-2013 KountryLife.com
All Rights Reserved
A Country Living Resource and Community