Sunday, October 3, 2010
Third Crop Hay
This photo was taken on 09/22/10. As of 09/28/10 we finished baling hay for the year. We had a late start on hay this spring and are still behind. With the days getting shorter and the nights extremely cooler third crop hay can be hard to get dried down to below 20% moisture needed to bale high quality hay. Usually when baling larger bales it is important to keep the moisture below 16% but we purchased a preservative unit a few years ago that sprays a buffered acid on the hay and allows us to bale with more moisture. We purchase at least one 270 gallon tote every year at the ever increasing price of $2300.