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I was told about 24 hours basically because they start to ensile already at that point and then if your pressures aren't way up on your bales they'll start to squash out making it really hard to run through the wrapper

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OK, I got it! Sorry for going the wrong way.


Not sure how many bales per day or bales of silage per year you'd be talking about putting up.....I put up a few of them. Taking the line wrap off is super simple. Drive up to the row, get out, grab a razor knife, slice lengthways halfway up the bale for how many bales you want to feed, repeat on the other side. Then pull the loose stuff toward you and cut it off and ball it up. Load your bales. You can either take and cut the lower half off now, or just cut it off first when you get there next time. Seems way easier to me than trying to get it dug out of a processor.....but no experience, so?

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So, as in let the cows eat it or pick through it? I guess that's the part that stumps me/ bothers me.
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Yes Cd, that was my hope. Starting to rethink individual wrap. My only experience with silage is in a pit. One last question though. If a guy goes with tube, how soon do the bales have to be wrapped? Just thinking about time from baling to moving them home and having the guy wrap them.
Don't bale anymore than what can be wrapped that same day!
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Yes Cd, that was my hope. Starting to rethink individual wrap. My only experience with silage is in a pit. One last question though. If a guy goes with tube, how soon do the bales have to be wrapped? Just thinking about time from baling to moving them home and having the guy wrap them.
Need to be wrapped with in 12hrs....sooner the better!! And I use a highline for processing silage bales, but don't put through feed chopper....too hard on it, and cattle clean up without going that fine.
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