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post #41 of 50 Old 05-15-2013, 11:47 AM
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Oh yea!!!! The flies!!!! They are sooooo bad this year here....We got those fly predators and fly traps to help. I hope they work..
Another good point for you is your horses are desensitized to wind blowing lol - Mine would get snorty and energetic.

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post #42 of 50 Old 05-15-2013, 04:33 PM
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They are pretty lively when the wind first starts, but get rather annoyed with it over time
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post #43 of 50 Old 05-15-2013, 04:41 PM
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I pay 3.25 for 50lb grass hay!
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I am waiting for prices to go down some more. I dont buy until August If i figured correct and dont run out. Prices are usually lower then. Some o the fields here are just doing first cut, some are on second. In this area , first and second cuttings are dairy hay, Way to high in protiens and TDN for a horse, you'g burn the livers out ..
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It was hot here yesterday 101 , Fresno beat Bksfld. Right now its 98 .lol we got our cooling trend.. I hope it gets into the mid 80's again . I cannot take this heat anymore. I loved it when I was younger, and there was weeks that stayed at 110 and 115 .. those weeks are Miserable.. lung scorchers..
I wish I could find some good oat hay, but i think $10.00 a bale is tad high !
But then again I remember when #1 alfalfa was $2.00 a bale for a 110 - 120 lb bale..
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Still windy here today. Woke up at 4am, freezing. 55 degrees in the house.....it's mid may....hellooooo.....

My 10$ oat hay bales are super nice, 110-120 lbs and, as I said, he's holding a stack for me. So I won't complain
My alfalfa is second cut, pretty stemmy, lots of leaves...looks like newly seeded. Pretty strong plants, no blossoms. Due to the high stem ratio I don't think it's very high protein, tho.
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DHW I guess thats not to bad for the oat hay being the bigger bales . The stemmy hay is usually not super high protein, and those are usually older fields, around here about 7-10 yrs is when they disc under and plant a different crop. 10 being a really old field. I like the fine stemmed hay that has flowered as the plants use a lot of protien up making the flowers, and the horses just love it. Best hay I ever saw was planted next to a Cherry field, and the bees pollinated it and it was soo sweet !
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I pay 3.25 for 50lb grass hay!
You are LUCKYYYYYYY
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DHW I guess thats not to bad for the oat hay being the bigger bales . The stemmy hay is usually not super high protein, and those are usually older fields, around here about 7-10 yrs is when they disc under and plant a different crop. 10 being a really old field. I like the fine stemmed hay that has flowered as the plants use a lot of protien up making the flowers, and the horses just love it. Best hay I ever saw was planted next to a Cherry field, and the bees pollinated it and it was soo sweet !
I was guessing they're young plants, new grass hay is really coarse, but very sweet, I've found out. Looking at the field out here, was told it's its 5th and last year, not very strong plants and yield has gone done considerably.
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post #50 of 50 Old 05-15-2013, 08:51 PM
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Sevenson its going to be cooler this weekend :))

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