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John S-B

06-12-2019 17:58:55




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Well I took a chance and cut an acre behind the house on Sunday. It was really thick and getting tough. But the JD 1209 I bought used worked great. Then it rained pretty good Monday morning. It was starting to dry, and I raked it late Monday, and then yesterday I raked off the tops of the thick windrows so it could dry better. I don't have a tedder, which would've been better of course. But now it's raining again, and is supposed to rain into tomorrow. Oh well. So much for this crop. I'm just going to let it dry completely, then bale it, and try to sell it to a construction or landscaping company for erosion control, because I don't think it would be suitable for feed. Maybe I'll get a buck or two per bale. Straw is about $6-8 a bale.

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SVcummins

06-15-2019 23:06:03




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 Re: More rain on the hay... in reply to John S-B, 06-12-2019 17:58:55  
Seen it one year on the dairy when we were chopping second crop while guys were still trying bale first crop that was blacker than well it was black



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Texasmark1

06-14-2019 06:38:43




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 Re: More rain on the hay... in reply to John S-B, 06-12-2019 17:58:55  
I thought I was going to have a problem with getting the crop up this spring but as it turned out a "window of opportunity" developed, I took the bait and won. Had that not happened, I was going to brush hog the mess and disc it into the soil for humus in my clay soil. Worth lots more to me like that than giving it away.



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Destroked 450

06-13-2019 20:36:50




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 Re: More rain on the hay... in reply to John S-B, 06-12-2019 17:58:55  
We had rain monday, cut 44 acres of hay tuesday, tedded it wednesday, baled it today, going to move it off of the fields tomorrow, they're calling for more rain tomorrow night and thru the weekend.

Since January it's rained 20 of the past 23 weekends.



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rrlund

06-13-2019 05:08:28




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 Re: More rain on the hay... in reply to John S-B, 06-12-2019 17:58:55  
I wish I had cut a little more Monday. I cut some Monday and chopped it Tuesday and put it in the bunker silo to stretch the corn silage out. They were saying rain yesterday,so I only cut what I wanted to chop. I'm in dire need of some bales to feed in the feedlot. It turned off decent yesterday and if I'd have cut more,I think I could have baled it. Oh well,I got the glyphosate sprayed yesterday on the corn that went in early. I've still got some silage corn to plant yet. It's raining now and the radar looks like it'll be here most of the day.

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John S-B

06-13-2019 15:20:24




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 Re: More rain on the hay... in reply to rrlund, 06-13-2019 05:08:28  
NOAA weatherman on the radio this morning said it's projected to be wet and cool in Ohio into July... When did we turn into Seattle???



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rrlund

06-14-2019 06:24:53




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 Re: More rain on the hay... in reply to John S-B, 06-13-2019 15:20:24  
Six years ago,I finished planting silage corn on June 23rd. I think I'm gonna be counting myself lucky if I'm done by that date this year. I couldn't tell you now what year it was,but probably in the early 90s I'm thinking,I baled the first field of first cutting on the 4th of July.



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John S-B

06-15-2019 23:05:50




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 Re: More rain on the hay... in reply to rrlund, 06-14-2019 06:24:53  
I think maybe I'll try to set a record for how many times I can rake a field without ever baling it...



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