Changed the Mower then.I forgot to say that Cotswold Seeds are also good for the CS mixtures too.
In the 1st year we cut (2018) I couldn’t believe the yields we were getting because it was new and there was undoubtedly some remaining Nitrogen fro the previous arable crop. Last year was good, but also affected by the droughts. The rain in June last year gave us a hell of a 2n’d cut in September.
This year we cut and tedded on Monday, left it Tuesday, then rowed it 6 mower widths into 1 on Wednesday. It was practically hay, but wrapped because I haven’t got a shed to put it in.
Same field 2018
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So you are in effect, treating it as a conventional grass crop for harvesting purposes, no issues with loss of leafy material with a gentle tedding and raking I'd hope. Where I have had haylage crops with a lot of clover leaf, I mow and start the raking in process early, before the leaves become too dry and brittle.
What do you feed the fodder to? Should be some rocket fuel...