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Hay from seed to feed

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Published by Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kentucky
    • Subjects:
    • Alfalfa -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Alfalfa as feed -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Hay -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Alfalfa -- Kentucky -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Alfalfa as feed -- Kentucky -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Hay -- Kentucky -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Alfalfa.,
    • Hay.

    • About the Edition

      Text and photographs depict the growing of alfalfa on a farm in Kentucky and its production into hay for the feeding of livestock.

      Edition Notes

      Statementwritten and photographed by Jan Arnow.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSB205.A4 A63 1986
      The Physical Object
      Pagination39 p. :
      Number of Pages39
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2710169M
      ISBN 100394965086
      LC Control Number86002843
      OCLC/WorldCa13331806

      A hay barrack. To offset its lack of Old World flavor which only the most discerning of livestock will notice baled hay has the advantages of being easier to handle, requiring less time and labor to put up, and taking less storage space. Most hayfields will flourish for five years or more without reseeding. Late 19th century hay boat with small square bales Loose hay was taken to an area designated for storage—usually a slightly raised area for drainage—and built into a hay stack. Turning hay, when needed, originally was done by hand with a fork or rake.

      Some animals, especially those being raised for meat, may be given enough hay that they simply are able to eat all day. Mature beef cattle are fine with plain types, while lactating cows need a higher level of protein. I was stuck, so I put it in the bin and kept my fingers crossed. Shake the container vigorously for about one minute.

      Orchard grass must be harvested young, however, as its nutritional benefits decrease with age. Haymakers, from the Grimani Breviaryc. A detailed study of the characteristics and requirements of forage crops is found in The Stockman's Handbook by M. Conditioning can also refer to the rollers inside a swather that crimps the alfalfa to help squeeze out the moisture. Management Avoiding over-grazing or clipping lower than 3 inches helps stand vigor and regrowth; 6 to 8 inches are needed for overwintering. A round baler dumping a freshly rolled hay bale Modern small-scale transport.


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Hay from seed to feed by Jan Arnow Download PDF Ebook

Historical Society. Be sure to note while every combination can be used for haylage, mixtures with ryegrasses or festulolium will be harder to rye.

Interestingly, she adds, cows seem to like ammoniated corn cobs. Luck, especially with the weather, also plays a large part in making good hay. Mobile balersmachines which gather and bale hay in one process, were first developed around Thus, they extract more nutrition out of smaller quantities of feed.

Hay must be fully dried when baled and kept dry in storage. It is useful for cattle, horses, pigs, goats and sheep. Hay could be stored in a specially designed barn with little internal structure to allow more room for the hay loft. A detailed study of the Hay from seed to feed book and requirements of forage crops is found in The Stockman's Handbook by M.

Because it doesn't have as high a yield as some other grasses, it is often not grown by large operations. Someone who's good with a scythe really ought to write an article Hay from seed to feed book the subject. In some regions of the country, reed canary grass, fescue, Sudangrass, and ryegrass are also common.

Fertilizing gets seedlings off to a vigorous start, assures consistently higher yields, and helps plants withstand stresses from insects and winter kill. Animals that can eat hay vary in the types of grasses suitable for consumption, the ways they consume hay, and how they digest it.

The hay mower-conditioner, introduced in the s, has either steel or rubber rolls to split the stems or meshing fluted rolls to crimp the stems, allowing moisture to escape quickly so that leaves and stems dry at nearly the same rate, reducing overall drying time.

Hay is usually fed to an animal in place of allowing the animal to graze on grasses in a pastureparticularly in the winter or during times when drought or other conditions make pasture unavailable. Red Clover Red clover is useful as a livestock feed in two ways.

Establishment Start with a soil test to determine the fertilizer and lime requirements. The roof is moved up and down as the hay level changes. Making and transporting hay[ edit ] A tractor mowing a hay field, with the cut hay lying in the foreground.

In fact, it is often lower cost per pound of energy than even baled corn residue. Grass hay cut too early will not cure as easily due to high moisture content, plus it will produce a lower yield per acre than longer, more mature grass.This past year’s harsh winter damaged or killed many alfalfa fields in Federated’s service areas and now it’s time to get a new crop growing.

This is the week for fall alfalfa and hay seeding. “[Alfalfa] is a high value crop,” said Craig Loen, Federated Agronomist at the Osceola location, and “the crop needs to last for multiple () years.”.

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