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Better yield than I got. My best batch made 110 per ac, the others right at 100. I am just glad to be done
You won't get 240 bales per cutting. I think you'll get half of that on your first cut with some work into the field, and on your 2nd cut you'll have 60-100 bales and less on your third. Now I pull up to the field and tell the kids what we're going to have usually within an accuracy of 10 bales. THIS year you might have 30 bales or less on your second and third cuts. 62 bales from 3 acres is really low (that's bad yield for a single acre in a good field on first cut) so that tells me your field needs lots of work.Well, My very first cutting is in the barn. I got 62 bales out of the crap that came up, more than I expected, but gives me an idea of what I can expect once all the field is weed free and growing the right grasses. I guesstimate it should be 4 times what I actually got, so 240 bales per cutting is what I plan to achieve. Had baler issues that took up part of the day, but once I got them figured out the rest went well. I need to make another rake pass and clean up what is left, I can probably squeeze out 2 more bales with what is on the ground.
While I was out there cussing out the chain for the pickup reel, my neighbor stopped over. I may have another 4 acres to bale.
I averaged 133 per acre on my OG. That wind over the weekend was terrible. Rake was only 200 feet ahead and still couldn't keep row on the high ground. Was out raking alfalfa at 6:15 am and baling by 8:45 am.Better yield than I got. My best batch made 110 per ac, the others right at 100. I am just glad to be done
I spilt my K and did 80# N as always. We were cold and it looked short but then shot out of it quick to finish strong. Second is looking good from first mowed and got rain last night to help the last mowed. Another week until 2nd alfalfa is ready to drop.You must be living right. I did full P & K and 50# N. Deep well drained limestone soils, but really cold spring. However, you couldn’t have been that much warmer.
Yeah, I was really surprised at the jump in the last 10-14 days.I spilt my K and did 80# N as always. We were cold and it looked short but then shot out of it quick to finish strong. Second is looking good from first mowed and got rain last night to help the last mowed. Another week until 2nd alfalfa is ready to drop.