How to Get High-Quality Hay During Mowing
Jessica Williamson, Hay and Forage Specialist, AGCO
The hay-making process can be challenging. In combination with the necessity of ideal weather and harvest timing at the targeted stage of growth, maintaining the nutritional quality of the crop found while it is standing in the field throughout the harvest process adds an additional challenge.
There are some management practices that can be done during the mowing phase to help optimize forage quality and preserve the nutrients found in the crop.