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  1. Alfalfa/Hay
    I recently took on a 9 acre field about 3 km from my farm. The owner has some cattle and is looking for 600 small square bales / year out of the field. My plan to sow is based on what I did last year, Put oatsdown in with a drill (1/4 deep only) then packing it all down with the brillion. -...
  2. Alfalfa/Hay
    We are considering doing some custom baling for some neighbors in the Southern Michigan/Northern Indiana area. We are curious what others are paying to the owner of the field to either rent the field and we take the proceeds or charging for the cutting, tedding, raking and baling and additional...
  3. Market Talk
    We are getting equipment ready for this summer. Doing close to 2,000 ton of wheat straw and some custom alfalfa. We don't have to market the hay but the straw we do. Prices seem hard to figure right now and dairies and feedlots are all over the place. Anybody out there bale straw or have...
  4. Alfalfa/Hay
    Hey all, Thinking about starting a custom harvesting operation some day. been going over what it costs to mow, rake, bale, and haul. so far seems to be making a good amount of money at the rates ive been hearing about. would like to know some opinions. Whats best, Buying used equipment and...
  5. Alfalfa/Hay
    Greenhorn here back form more :) I have a guy that asked me if I would like to cut his hay... Historically I'm sure he hasn't gotten much of anything for whatever was cut and he wants to keep locals cutting. He called and claims a gentlemen from 45 miles away is willing to pay him 85 a bale he...
  6. Alfalfa/Hay
    The general manager for the co-op that my wife and I both work for asked us if we would be interested in baling his hay this next season. I believe it is mostly grass (brome, orchard, bluegrass, and most likely some fescue) and maybe a little clover. His field is about 8 acres and 5 miles from...
  7. Machinery
    Hey Guys I am new to this forum have been peeking in for the past few weeks and have enjoyed reading your posts and comments. I have two old Vermeer 605f 's that I would like to try to put twin tie arms on. At least one of them anyway. A few years back I saw an ad for such monster but the link...
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