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Discussion Board - Hay on 4 acres

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08-17-2012 12:41:43

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So I am planning on purchasing the 4 arces next to my home. It is almost totally clear and has had stock on it for long time up to 3 years ago. Thought I might grow hay on it as the Po did each spring for one crop before he moved his stock to it. Mostly just fescue I think. should I try to convert it over to something more to sell to te horse lovers or am I just xxxxxing in the wind.

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08-18-2012 07:28:57

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 Re: Hay on 4 acres in reply to SteveinMo, 08-17-2012 12:41:43  
Alfalfa/Timothy or Alfalfa/OG.

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Teddy (punchie)

08-18-2012 03:36:02

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 Re: Hay on 4 acres in reply to SteveinMo, 08-17-2012 12:41:43  
Do you have the equipment to bale it? Do you have a way to plant it?

The average first cut I get is 160 bales (40 pound bales) to acre with the timothy I plant, mix with alfalfa. 2nd. and 3rd. Cutting are okay at 30-40 bales/acre.

Best mix I have is Alfalfa, Timothy with just a little Reeds Canary Grass.

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08-17-2012 13:01:33

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 Re: Hay on 4 acres in reply to SteveinMo, 08-17-2012 12:41:43  
When I first started doing hay on this place I have it was fescue but over the 32 years I have lived here I have slowly got it to be good horse hay by adding other grasses and clovers to it and now a number of people in this area wish I had a lot more of it to sell them

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