How Bad Is It When Your Curing Hay Gets Rained On in the Field?

Rain occurring while cut hay is laying in the field causes both yield and quality losses that reduce the value of the crop as an animal feed and a marketable commodity. Weather-induced losses are c

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2 thoughts on “How Bad Is It When Your Curing Hay Gets Rained On in the Field?

  1. Great Article. Can you please discuss the losses in Hay for the following scenario: Hay is baled in 5′ round bales in Michigan in June/July and stored under cover until November. Then it is put in the field to be bale-grazed all winter. Also, please discuss what would happen in the same scenario but if the bales were not put under cover during the summer months where they got rained on after being baled. Thanks!

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