October 2012, Wet forage

With the nearly every day shower for the past couple of weeks, fall harvest of forage is ever more challenging.   The biggest limit on the use of oats in the fall is weather like we have had where it mists or rains nearly every day.  This, coupled with the cool temperatures, shorter day length, and less intense sunshine as it is lower on the horizon, add a dollop of high yielding (6 to 10 ton) silage, makes a perfect storm for not drying to 35%.

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