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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.

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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.

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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. 


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