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Hay field pics...

Post by Silver » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:35 pm

It's not looking very promising up here right now. Still haven't had a total of one inch of rain since the snow left. The weather man is calling for rain this week, and if it happens it will help some but a little late to really make a big difference.

Mixed alfalfa, brome, timothy:
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Meadow foxtail. I know some folks like it, I'm not a fan in our situation, although I'll be happy enough to have it this year:
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First year hay, I had higher hopes for this:
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At any rate, we are a ways a way from cutting hay, hoping for some good "second growth" 8)



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Post by bball » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:39 pm

That meadow foxtail is supposedly pretty nutritious if put up in time. Would you agree? I planted some garrison creeping Foxtail in some low areas that hold water longer 2 years ago. I'm just now starting to see it take. Slow starting, but once it grabs it really goes. The cows love it.
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Post by wbvs58 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:42 pm

It looks OK to me Silver. I hope you are able to get what you need.

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Post by snoopdog » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:17 pm

Looks great to me!
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Post by sim.-ang.king » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:24 pm

Foxtail looks ready to bale to me, but I don't know about how long you let meadow foxtail go. All looks good and green.
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Post by Silver » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:54 pm

sim.-ang.king wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:24 pm
Foxtail looks ready to bale to me, but I don't know about how long you let meadow foxtail go. All looks good and green.
Good Luck
I would be haying it now but there is a bunch of rain in the forecast. Hopefully soon, it is getting past its best at a rapid rate.

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Post by gcreekrch » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:46 pm

If it weren’t for Meadow Foxtail here we would be wintering half the cows we have.

It is a weed that loves abuse, no commercial fertilizer and only water to make a crop. At times it likes a herd wintered on the weak spots. Cut earlier than later it has a fairly good feed value. Our cows quite enjoy it.

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