First Cutting

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First Cutting

Post by hurleyjd » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:20 am

Here it is the nearly the first of July. I have not made a first cutting yet except for about 30 bales. I now have hay on the ground and the ground is to wet to get across. The hay has been on the ground for a week now. I keep getting a 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches of rain ever two days or so. If it is cloudy it is raining. And I am not the only one in this predicament here.



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Re: First Cutting

Post by BC » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:51 am

I know you are wet. I have a friend that lives between Quitman and Yantis and he got 5 inches total last Wednesday during the storms. I had 1.4 last night here in Van Zandt County.

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Re: First Cutting

Post by Texasmark » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:57 am

BC wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:51 am
I know you are wet. I have a friend that lives between Quitman and Yantis and he got 5 inches total last Wednesday during the storms. I had 1.4 last night here in Van Zandt County.
And you got another round last night......and the night before that.....and maybe tonight too.

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Re: First Cutting

Post by 1982vett » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:02 am

Flip side of this is feeding hay in July like we have in the past. What kind of fun would it be if you could turn rain on and off like a yard sprinkler? :D
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Re: First Cutting

Post by hurleyjd » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:29 am

BC wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:51 am
I know you are wet. I have a friend that lives between Quitman and Yantis and he got 5 inches total last Wednesday during the storms. I had 1.4 last night here in Van Zandt County.
My farm is between Quitman and Yantis. About a mile or so south of 515 and on 154.

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Re: First Cutting

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:38 am

Can you strip graze the mowed hay? to try to salvage it?
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Re: First Cutting

Post by hurleyjd » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:46 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:38 am
Can you strip graze the mowed hay? to try to salvage it?
I am grazing every thing that I can that has a fence. Cows doing well at this time but not many more months and the grazing will be over with. Maybe this problem will push me to quit the cow and calf business. And if i want to try something else then I can or can't that will be left up to me. People are scrambling for hay here big time. I am not the only one with the weather problem.

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Re: First Cutting

Post by cowrancher75 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:58 am

about to mow the rest of my 1st cutting. looks like we'll finally have about 5-6 days of dry nice sunny weather.

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Re: First Cutting

Post by gbfarm » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:03 am

Same here. about 50 acres left to cut.

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Re: First Cutting

Post by cowrancher75 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:32 pm

got it mowed.. so thick it was pulling the tractor and disc mower back. insane. i've never ran my equipment so hard..

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