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We are just starting to aquire enough cattle to keep part of the hay cut on our fields. It is mostly fescue and some bermuda. Which is the best cutting to keep? Thanks for the help now and given in the past.

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Don't know about burmuda, but with fescue I prefer 2nd or later. No seeds and that's the part of the plant with the highets endophyte levels.

dun

> We are just starting to aquire
> enough cattle to keep part of the
> hay cut on our fields. It is
> mostly fescue and some bermuda.
> Which is the best cutting to keep?
> Thanks for the help now and given
> in the past.
 
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Anonymous

> Don't know about burmuda, but with
> fescue I prefer 2nd or later. No
> seeds and that's the part of the
> plant with the highets endophyte
> levels.

> dun

Go to this link for good info on Bermuda hay <A HREF="http://soilcrop.tamu.edu/publications/pubs/scs1997-02.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://soilcrop.tamu.edu/publications/pubs/scs1997-02.pdf</A> . I used the same principles for designing my pasture rotation.

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