Hay making 2020

bobk

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Location
stafford
I'm going next week , Macron shut the borders so may as well do summat , no point looking at my spring barley .
 

Mark C

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Location
Bedfordshire
Me neither but my rye for haylage has gone from 50% headed to 100% and the bottom leaves going brown in a week. If I’d left it any longer it would be knackered.
 

robs1

Member
We have done some haylage and some hay, haulage good crop hay average to poor, one field half of last year? no other fields worth cutting and if we dont get rain not sure they will be, very thin in the bottom
 

Monty

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We finished off our first cut silage and made a bit of haylage last week. The ground is so dry and hard currently and with the sun, wind and light crops it is making very quickly and easily this year. Also it's keeping it's green colour well. Made in under 48hrs, tedded just once behind the mower and also had some rain on. It's ridiculous how quick the grass is drying currently. Annoyingly it was blowing all over the place.
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I wish my grass was as good as these pics. Last back end it was under water so lost quite a bit so reseeded a bit 6 weeks ago and still soil. Only managed to get one dose of N on it but cut a bit today as a test for haylage and was only half height it normal is abs thin. Told all my customers hay and straw be in demand this year. Iv seen people do hay but I think few week to early. Yes weather here but lot of nature in green hay in may, fire brigade on its way ?
 

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