Hay Baled

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by chevytaHOE5674 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:50 pm

Tax accessor website....? What's that? Lol. My county still has paper maps for everything it'll be a long while before they go digital.

On my phone I use fields area measure app. It's free and simple to use.



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Re: Hay Baled

Post by Bfields30 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:17 pm

Got 34 bales as of now one bull 12 mommas 8 calfs how much more hay will I need? Trying to have extra.

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:46 pm

Bfields30 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:17 pm
Got 34 bales as of now one bull 12 mommas 8 calfs how much more hay will I need? Trying to have extra.
In our climate we feed about 6 4x5 rolls per head over the winter. I'd think in your environment you will feed less than that. Maybe 3-4 rolls?
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Re: Hay Baled

Post by Bfields30 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:03 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Bfields30 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:17 pm
Got 34 bales as of now one bull 12 mommas 8 calfs how much more hay will I need? Trying to have extra.
In our climate we feed about 6 4x5 rolls per head over the winter. I'd think in your environment you will feed less than that. Maybe 3-4 rolls?
how do you calculate for the calfs ?

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by bird dog » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:06 pm

Thats enough if you have any kind of winter grazing. I can get by on two per cow per year but I scratch in some oats and while I have calves, they will be young fall borns. Saying that if you have a barn to keep some in, this is probably a good year to put some up for a reserve even if you have to buy it. My reserve was almost empty so I made about 75 extra.

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:17 pm

Bfields30 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:03 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Bfields30 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:17 pm
Got 34 bales as of now one bull 12 mommas 8 calfs how much more hay will I need? Trying to have extra.
In our climate we feed about 6 4x5 rolls per head over the winter. I'd think in your environment you will feed less than that. Maybe 3-4 rolls?
how do you calculate for the calfs ?
Allocate half as much for them.
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Re: Hay Baled

Post by Bfields30 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:33 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:17 pm
Bfields30 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:03 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:46 pm


In our climate we feed about 6 4x5 rolls per head over the winter. I'd think in your environment you will feed less than that. Maybe 3-4 rolls?
how do you calculate for the calfs ?
Allocate half as much for them.
most of them will be weaned I was thinking a good amount of square bales and feeding them those.

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Re: Hay Baled

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:54 am

No need unless you simply want to. They can eat a round bale just fine.
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Re: Hay Baled

Post by hurleyjd » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:42 am

Bfields30 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:33 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:17 pm
Bfields30 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:03 pm
how do you calculate for the calfs ?
Allocate half as much for them.
most of them will be weaned I was thinking a good amount of square bales and feeding them those.
Wean them and sell them that is the way the beef cattle business is supposed to work.

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