Can fescue and alfalfa be harvested into straw?

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grannysoo

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cedarview farms":1cw1hj1w said:
and is their such thing as a mixture of straw and hay in a bale?

You can mix anything into a bale, including grass, straw, and Walmart bags that thrown out into the field.

With alfalfa and fescue, I think that you would be baling them into hay. Straw is normally a byproduct of grain harvesting.
 

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After combining the seed we have a couple of times baled the straw. I prefer to combine just below the seed heads then go back and cut it for hay. It's stemmy but there is still plenty of leaf
 

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In the Northwest where a lot of alfalfa seed is produced and other grass seeds it is common to bale up the plant residue from combining alfalfa seed and other grasses.

As far as mixing? I have bought a quite a bit of cover crop straw with a good amount of leafy, young alfalfa plants mixed in. Very good cow feed by the way.
Mixing straw with hay is a common way to winter cattle in some areas.
 

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