How many bales?

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How many bales?

Post by trin » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:08 pm

If I was to plant 6 acres of alfalfa how many square bales of hay could I potentially get for the season?



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Re: How many bales?

Post by CCCowman » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Looking at doing a few acres myself. I've been told anywhere between 70 and 100 if it's a good stand. I don't know. Looking forward to seeing what people on here think.

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Re: How many bales?

Post by chevytaHOE5674 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:42 pm

How many cuttings? What kind of fertilizer program? Variety planted? Irrigation? Drought? Bale weight?

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Re: How many bales?

Post by MtnCows93 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:48 pm

i dont know about alfalfa but ive been told it yields more than grass hay, which i get 150 or 200. sometimes more per acre all year

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Re: How many bales?

Post by trin » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:08 am

50 Lb bales. Fertilizer program from soil test and buffalo variety.

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Re: How many bales?

Post by BlondeD » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:24 pm

....I planted the RR Alfalfa this past May in West TN....got a great stand....was using it as a nurse/smother crop to attempt some heavy weed control. Success...??? Hay yield....would have been very nice in it's early/initial planting. I was trying to limit it somewhat, but did fertilize it according to soil test...almost. I wish I were in a position to utilize it fully for hay, but just not an option at this time. Weed control..???....ok so far....sprayed 2-3 times during the summer with Round-up. Grazing utilization....great so far....but I limit that amount.
.....I've got a few more acres to plant this spring.....will do at a lesser rate and wish I could put the extra in the barn.
Sorry,,,,not a good answer to your question, but soil fertility is going to give you the best answer. If you can do the max on that, you should do well with good rainfall.

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