Hay quality has diminished due to harvest delays

Hay quality has diminished due to harvest delays

Dry conditions in the last week allowed some producers to cut and bale hay and a University of Missouri Extension field specialist says while hay tonnage is there, quality isn’t the greatest.

Rusty Lee tells Brownfield the consistent rains have delayed cutting and baling during a “sweet spot” time for hay.

“I’m seeing physiological maturity advancing beyond the peak nutrition value.”

He says it’s been difficult for hay to dry down and there’s been an increase in wet wrapped hay bales (or silage bales) this year.

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