Cutting High Quality Hay

Cutting hay at the desired maturity is critical to produce high quality hay. As the crop gets more mature the TDN decreases. Unfortunately, due to rainy conditions, availability of custom harvesters, or other challenges hay cutting is often delayed. Instead of having a dedicated hay field(s) having several fields that can be cut for hay or grazed can help with producing higher quality hay. If a field is ready to be cut, but circumstances won’t allow for cutting, graze it while another field is growing that can be cut at a more desired maturity.