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bitty    0

If I get done with ryelage tomorrow we will have covered just shy of 1000 acres. About 50/50 haylage and ryelage. We did something like 300 of early rye last week and haylage mowing started Monday morning. We finished up with more ryelage still going around muddy spots. I plugged the chopper 5 or so times with mud in the windrow

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That's a busy couple weeks. Glad you were able to get stuff done. 

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pt756    0

what do you plant in the rye field then?

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TroyDairy    0

Happy wet spring!  We are hoping to cut more next wed.  Still wet.

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bitty    0
51 minutes ago, pt756 said:

what do you plant in the rye field then?

Corn for silage, then drill rye after chopping. It's been excellent feed but all it takes is a few days late and it is drycow and heilfer feed . 

 

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53 minutes ago, TroyDairy said:

Happy wet spring!  We are hoping to cut more next wed.  Still wet.

It's been excellent if we were growing rice. Hard to find a field without mud somewhere. I have about 100 acres to chop yet. I will be all :) if I get-r-done 

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ChrisNY    0

That is a good run. How much corn you got left to go? We have a couple hundred in but thats it, would like to chop hay next week as well but looks like rain just about every day. This has been spring from ****, cant wait for it to be over. Some guys chopped off rye and tritical this week, still plenty wet

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24 minutes ago, ChrisNY said:

That is a good run. How much corn you got left to go? We have a couple hundred in but thats it, would like to chop hay next week as well but looks like rain just about every day. This has been spring from ****, cant wait for it to be over. Some guys chopped off rye and tritical this week, still plenty wet

We have zero corn planted. Tenth of May so some say here to start. We are harvesting rye off the better ground and unless the weather is very nice the other ground is not ready to plant before that. We have 1000 acres to plant and spray 

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4 hours ago, bitty said:

Corn for silage, then drill rye after chopping. It's been excellent feed but all it takes is a few days late and it is drycow and heilfer feed . 

 

Wow, we try for huge rye for milk cows.  High sugars.  Italian Rye.... made marshmallow bales once and they were waaaay to "hot" for far offs!

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2 hours ago, TroyDairy said:

Wow, we try for huge rye for milk cows.  High sugars.  Italian Rye.... made marshmallow bales once and they were waaaay to "hot" for far offs!

We mowed 13 days ago for the cows, 3 days ago for the heifers . Huge difference in quality, first was pre head, last was in head and 50-100% taller. Yield more for sure but poor quality. Had 10 days and five or so were fairly warm to push maturity between mowing

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2 hours ago, bitty said:

We mowed 13 days ago for the cows, 3 days ago for the heifers . Huge difference in quality, first was pre head, last was in head and 50-100% taller. Yield more for sure but poor quality. Had 10 days and five or so were fairly warm to push maturity between mowing

That makes sense then.  Here our orchard, rye, fescue, festolium are all headed.  Wet wet wet then 40s then high 70s.  Fields to wet to get on yet.  Ugh

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12 hours ago, ChrisNY said:

That is a good run. How much corn you got left to go? We have a couple hundred in but thats it, would like to chop hay next week as well but looks like rain just about every day. This has been spring from ****, cant wait for it to be over. Some guys chopped off rye and tritical this week, still plenty wet

Well according to the "conspiracy theorists" we are in end times now......

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