ddd75":owcn9698 said:hard on the equipment.. hard on the fields (baling wet, rolling equipment on wet ground)..
I don't see the benefit when you consider all the equipment, and expense of bags, just to feed the same nutrition you could feed from the barn. also.. a raccoon or groundhog could ruin a lot of bales or some of a bag if you have a lot around.
I bought some individually wrapped bales from a guy (they weren't fermented properly, had yellow, pink, and blue molds growing in them) anyway. he lost a lot to animals ripping them open. didn't matter beacuse they all needed burnt.
Those are the only reasons we do haylage. Didn;t put any up this year but last year and the year before that was about all we did.kentuckyguy":1y7ndrny said:I agree with your situation chevy. Haylage is definitely worth the cost when considering not being able to make dry hay due to weather.
I think the biggest advantage to haylage is you are able to cut the hay when it's in its prime instead of cutting over mature hay when you get the right weather.
I'm in the latter crowd. This year our hay was all overgrown. We usually get around 65 4x4 rolls on the first cutting. This year we got 101.
It's all nothing but grass when until it's cut so weight would be the same.....when baled one is dry and one is wet so you'll get more tonnage from the baleage although much of it is water. You'll get just as much dry matter from hay off the same ground.Hogtiming":35ah5pfm said:Acres to acres will you feed less using baleage compared to dry?