its hard to get hay cut early enough to avoid seedheads in fescue around here. but i have noticed that most of the heads shatter when cutting, and i assume when raking/baling as well. we dont have a lot of fescue on our ground but im looking at 25 acres that i can rent that will produce an amazing first cutting of fescue.
Same here. Hard to get good drying conditions before the fescue heads out, very rare. If you do get the weather, the ground is so wet it just wicks into the hay. You can allow another day for tedding, but by then the weather has changed again. If a guy could justify it, making baleage would be the way to go it seems. Those sileage balers are pricey though, takes a rig to twist it, heavy to handle, but sure smells sweet.