Baled small squares at 14-18 % moisture. Stacked and several days later reads were in the 20’s. Never had this happen before. If these bales are sweating, how long will it take and will the moisture ever read back to the original read. Thanks.
I'm new on here and looking for recommendations/experiences regarding Moisture Meters used when bailing?
Which one(s) do/have you used and what's your experience with them?
Thanks for the help.
So I am new to baling hay. I live in North Texas just west of Ft. Worth. This is my first year baling hay myself. I am putting up round bales of costal Bermuda hay. I cut the hay with a sickle bar mower. I left it lay for 3 days and then raked it and baled it. When I checked the moisture of the...
In addition to the hand break method to test my hay and I am going to purchase a Delmhorst F2000 with 18" probe to test the moisture in windrows and in first two bales. I am baling round bales
What is the ideal moisture range before raking?
What is the ideal moisture range in...
As always looking for an education! Thanks!!
Coastal Hay Baling Readiness
Debating about whether a moisture meter is worth the investment or stay with old school? Or both?
Fertilized and got a ton of rain
Coastal about 97% weed free, (very little vasey grass, herbicide...
Cut some 3rd cutting alfalfa, grass mix hay on midday Friday. Raked this morning after dew was off. Tried to bale this afternoon and evening (Sunday) but there were too many green stems on the inside of the row.
Forecast tomorrow (and forever) is for mid to upper 90s and high humidity...
So ive been following the posts on Haytalk for awhile now and meant to make a profile and join the chat a while ago but didnt, this is my 4th season back in upstate New York after taking some time away from the farm to do some "other stuff" and its my first hay season "with the reigns in my...