When to cut your hay

Feed is an essential ingredient for animal growth and health. Theregore, its preparation must be approached with special responsibility. In particular, the nutritional value of you hay will depend on how well you prepare it. Violation of technological process can not only deprive the feed of useful properties but also spoil it and reduce it in quantity. Today we`ll show you how to do it right.

When to mow the hay?

The optimal time for mowing hay will vary depending on the crop. For example, the collection of seeded perennial legumes must be carried out during the budding period. The cereals are harvested when the earing phase begins. If we are talking about herbs, then it is necessary to focus on the development phase of the prevailing culture.

Please note that a violation of the recommended terms is fraught with a decrease in yield, a decrease in its useful properties. Late grasses are coarser and less attractive to livestock.

What else does affect the quality of the hay?

  • Drying. To maintain the characteristics of the feed, it is necessary to dry it in a short time. This process can be accelerated by rolling while mowing. Note that cereals should keep moisture in the range of 40-45%, legumes – 50-55%.
  • Pressing. For maximum efficiency and economy, you will need to pack the hay into bales and rolls. This allows you to preserve useful properties, aroma for a longer time, simplify the process of transportation and storage.

How does net wrap bales stay dry?

To ensure high-quality storage of feed, you need to take care of reliable protection against the negative effects of precipitation and ultraviolet radiation. After the hay is completely dry, it is formed into special bales. This is done using balers or manually. Finished bales are folded compactly and covered with a special film. High-quality packaging material prevents moisture ingress and preserves the valuable feed properties of hay.

Easy way to remove net wrap off bales

Bale net wrap – effective packaging material that has not only a positive effect on the properties of feed, but also is easy to use. It enables easy packing and removal from bales. Below we will explain in more detail how to easily remove the net from the hay.
  • Pruning. To do this, you need a special knife. Make a cut in the middle, remove the packing material from the outer parts. Be careful, fibers can get deep into the bale, to get rid of them, take a good look at the bale. Make more cuts if necessary to simplify the process.
  • Withdrawal. It is recommended to remove the net during warmer months, as it can be more difficult in winter due to cold temperatures. Remove the mesh and tie it in a knot. So you will be able to do the right disposal.
  • Cleaning. Examine the field for material residues, if any, be sure to remove them. This is important because the threads can enter the stomach of animals along with the grass, which is very dangerous.

Net wrap cost per bale

Net cost per bale varies greatly depending on the type of hay. To find out the exact price, please contact our managers for consultation. The support will listen carefully to you, take into account the needs and carry out an individual calculation.