You guys that are talking about number of cuttings. What's your average rainfall? I figure Sam and Big Jim are getting 15 and 12 respectively, but I don't know exactly where they are. My corner of MO averages 43 inches.
LJ, we (hopefully)get one cutting on dryland alfalfa/grass.
Our straight alfalfa is all flood irrigated and depending on growing conditions we get 2 cuttings, maybe 3 if you are lucky.
Just checked our annual rainfall here for NE MT.
Right at 12"/year.