collapse

Author Topic: Hay Cutting Question  (Read 3483 times)

Offline ELKBURGER

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 2200
  • Location: Ridgefield, Wa
Re: Hay Cutting Question
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2017, 12:50:49 PM »
I have approx. 4 acres I would like baled in the Ridgefield area, just north of Vancouver. Does anyone have the time/equipment to do this or know someone???
I found a young fella with his own equipment who will get mine baled in the upcoming weeks.

Offline KFhunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 14385
  • Location: The Wedge
  • My posts do not reflect an official opinion of HW
Re: Hay Cutting Question
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2017, 06:01:21 PM »
To maximize nutrition you cut grass in the boot stage, cutting it in seed stage you're dropping nutrition on the ground as it's all pulled into the seed head way before that, and it's going dormant  (I don't get the reseeding thing)

In Spokane CO the first cutting is late may typically if you can find a weather window.
 

Offline andersonjk4

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 801
  • Location: Spangle, WA
Re: Hay Cutting Question
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2017, 09:35:25 AM »
We ended up putting the grass on the ground the 23rd/24th and baled it a week and half later.  I think the timing worked out well.  Most of the grass was in the boot stage.  Now, almost 3 weeks later the grass has 6"-8" of new growth.  Another week or so and I will move the cows off of their current pasture and on to the cut pasture.  I'm hoping for a few more good rain storms here in June. 

 

* Recent Topics

WTB 7x57 by HighlandLofts
[Today at 03:25:30 PM]


What's in your elk pack part 2 - Sleep System by 92xj
[Today at 03:24:56 PM]


Cow tags remain-Colockum by bobcat
[Today at 03:21:49 PM]


A few thoughts on mountain goat permits by jackelope
[Today at 03:18:38 PM]


WTS savage model 10 by ThurstonCokid
[Today at 03:13:34 PM]


exposed to elements by bobcat
[Today at 03:05:50 PM]


WTS Glock 20 Gen3 by tgray
[Today at 03:01:57 PM]


Hunting regs/ draw dates by CarbonHunter
[Today at 02:40:51 PM]


ladder test results, advice needed by Fl0und3rz
[Today at 02:08:01 PM]


Multi-season points question by usmc74
[Today at 02:04:35 PM]


Help me with 1st bow by CamanoArcher4-2016
[Today at 02:04:16 PM]


Turkey video #1 by CaNINE
[Today at 01:55:55 PM]


For Sale- 35 Whelen by luteai
[Today at 01:31:35 PM]


Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season by idaho guy
[Today at 01:24:55 PM]


Anyone prepare deer rawhide? by jamesfromseattle
[Today at 01:21:51 PM]


A true dream (Hunt) season 2017 by Salmonstalker
[Today at 01:12:10 PM]


New Mexico draw by SteelheadTed
[Today at 01:05:43 PM]


I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help? by epq21
[Today at 12:58:40 PM]


WTT/WTS: Framed Stephen Lyman Print - Reduced by zugbug
[Today at 12:46:12 PM]


CZ 712 G2 12 GA Semi-auto shotgun (tungsten metal) - brand new - $500 by nicz
[Today at 12:45:12 PM]