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Baled a guy's farm down the road. What is considered a average yield per acre in tons? It made good on bales per acre but this is the first time I ever checked it for yield on weight. Weighed about 10% of the bales to get an average. It is fescue/orchard grass mix.
 
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callmefence":22ot6nmj said:
By yield per acre. Are we gonna talk per cutting or per year?
Guess I should have said per cutting. I know here a second cutting is about half of first depending on rain.
 
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Aaron":jhj1m1sh said:
Average for me is 2.5 to 3 tons/acre. Best I ever had was just shy of 6 tons/acre.
Is that total for the year? Guess I should have said for a first cutting. Never checked any before and since I was buying this hay I wanted to do it by the ton. Know to come up with a fair price per ton. Any ideas? Not seen any priced that way here.
 

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Zero to 5.9 tons per cutting.
Bankers here assume 3.5 tons per year average on legume grass mix. Aggressive guys fertilize for 6 tons and hope for rain.
Hay prices are very local. You need to check auction web sites of CL.
 

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tom4018":rkoytj33 said:
Aaron":rkoytj33 said:
Average for me is 2.5 to 3 tons/acre. Best I ever had was just shy of 6 tons/acre.
Is that total for the year? Guess I should have said for a first cutting. Never checked any before and since I was buying this hay I wanted to do it by the ton. Know to come up with a fair price per ton. Any ideas? Not seen any priced that way here.

I only do first cut. Goes for pasture after that. No one sells per ton here, as most don't know what their bales weigh.
 

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i baled a very fertile bottom field and got around 3 / ton per acre first cutting.

my last farm would be around 1 - 2.5 / ton per cut depending on bottom land / hill side / top

this farm i'm at now is new pasture i was at 1 ton / acre early first cut.
 

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