Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Australia - Portland, Victoria
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Alot is tuibe wrapped down home (total crop) - in big sqaures - haylage they just let dry a touch longer than silage - my friends do it and it works sweet. Only thing is if people want to buy and haul and store they cant.
Cattle will waste lots of it with tranmpling - so id be doing numbers agistment vesus haylage as you will loos 50% from trampling - sheep different story.
Other option is to individually wrap each bale of course - its deearest but can be sold to anyone anywhere and they can keep for 12-18 months depending on conditions.
If you cit at 100mm - id gues the barley and sarradella will shoot back - with your rain and provide some nice pick for sheep. I once sowed barley on dec 1st - cut for grain on 22nd March - went 5/tha - then the barley grew back in alot of it? had to nuke it ready for clover crop.
Personally id mow it off at 100mm - tube wrap half for locals and individulaly wrap half so if some farmer wants it and is 500km away he can pick it up and store it.
Then run sheep over it...