Re: Hay supply from year to year.


Jodi, that's been my experience. I have been buying hay from the same fields for ten years. While nutrient value stays within the same parameters close enough that I don't need to change my balancing much at all, what can change is the NDF. If you have a very late cutting due to weather constraints, the NDF will go up and make the hay less palatable. That can be a problem if you order well ahead of cutting and baling and are locked into a contract to buy.
Dawn Wagstaff and Tipperary   

Saline, MI  2003

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