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3rd Cutting Hay #14082920 08/28/19
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We finally got the last of the 3rd cutting up late yesterday. Light rains after it was cut. Not the best year to make hay.


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At least you got it up.

If it doesn't rain soon, there won't be a 2nd cutting here. One of my good friends is in the hay business, and hasn't cut beyond the first cutting yet.

Cows are gonna need it, too.


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Unless it is irrigated alfalfa. Most fields around here get only one cutting of good grass hay. Even in good years.The might be enough grass left to pasture a bit but not enough to pay for running machines over it.

When I lived near Albuquerque I had access to ditch water and I could get 5 cuttings a year off of alfalfa


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watering 3rd cut now......prob go down end of September

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We just started in on the dry land stuff.

Should have been at it a month ago but got behind on the river bottom.


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Re: 3rd Cutting Hay [Re: wabigoon] #14084780 08/28/19
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Originally Posted by wabigoon
We finally got the last of the 3rd cutting up late yesterday. Light rains after it was cut. Not the best year to make hay.


There is no good year to make hay! smile


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I love makin' hay.


The more the better!


Peace of mind having a big haystack built up.


Of course we don't make many small squares.......

Re: 3rd Cutting Hay [Re: SamOlson] #14084863 08/28/19
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Originally Posted by SamOlson
... Of course we don't make many small squares.......


Well, there you have it! grin (I come from a time far in the past.)


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Re: 3rd Cutting Hay [Re: wabigoon] #14084881 08/28/19
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Round bales turned a bunch of us into out of shape chubs.......grin

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Sam, always good to hear from you, how's tricks?


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Most are just into their first cut up here.

Rains been hampering, however most only get 1 cut anyway.


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Re: 3rd Cutting Hay [Re: wabigoon] #14096533 09/02/19
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Second cut and trit and oats are up. Alfalfa is still growing to beat the band with this heat (under the pivot). First and second were over 5 tons/ acre. Looking to beat last years 7 ton number. County average is 3. Fish poop grows lots of hay!


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Fish poop from fish farm, or just the river?


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Just discovered this thread. Hey cuttings great around here. Oays first than 4 cutting teff. All Same field. 3 bales acre oats ... over the summer 3.5per acre teff.

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Originally Posted by LouisB
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Fish poop from fish farm, or just the river?


Straight from the fish tanks into the pivot and wheel lines. We haven't fertilized one field for 20 years now. The only thing I haven't done yet is make it "organic". Probably because the thought of having to deal with the USDA makes me nauseous....


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Originally Posted by Dutch
Originally Posted by LouisB
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Fish poop from fish farm, or just the river?


Straight from the fish tanks into the pivot and wheel lines. We haven't fertilized one field for 20 years now. The only thing I haven't done yet is make it "organic". Probably because the thought of having to deal with the USDA makes me nauseous....


You run some sort of siphon system to get it into the irrigation lines?

And yes, it will grow good stuff.

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Re: 3rd Cutting Hay [Re: wabigoon] #14407547 12/26/19
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Yes, but we actually re-dilute the sump lines with the raceway water, or we end up with problems at the dragon filter, the booster pump or the nozzles themselves. There’s only so much crap the system can take......

Off season the sumps get flushed into a holding tank for the honey wagon, or re-diluted during the season.


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Re: 3rd Cutting Hay [Re: Dutch] #14413071 12/28/19
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good on you. No sense not using a good source of fertilizer.

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