Friday 12 July 2013

High speed haylage

Mowing 2.00pm Wednesday

You need six days of good weather to be certain of making good hay, but haylage is much faster. Elaine and Gillespie started mowing after lunch on Wednesday and the haylage bales were all wrapped and placed in a neat row this afternoon Friday 48 hours later.

Baling and wrapping Friday 2.30pm

After mowing the grass is spread out to dry with the tedder and then rowed up for the baler.

All wrapped up

Shrink wrapped haylage excludes air and ferments slightly to keep it from rotting. Its all a lot easier than making and handling small conventional bales of hay.

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