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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-09-2018, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Baling Greenfeed

For the past few weeks I’ve been advised to let my greenfeed dry til the kernels are rock hard and then wait for a dew to bale. Well, no dew is coming in the next few days.... is it a bad idea to bale it at night even without the dew? Not quite sure what I should do. I’ve since heard you don’t have to wait, you can bale it while the kernels are still soft. I don’t have any experience with this, so looking for some advice here. On a side note, I started having net wrap problems... not sure if this is caused by it being too dry?

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You don't need to wait for hard kernels. Pay attention to how much is shattering and spilling out of the baler. Even without dew, once the sun goes down, and the temp drops things tend to go better. I don't run net wrap, but if it's too dry twine will slip right off of the ends and cause all sorts of grief.

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Ok thanks. I should have gotten to it earlier I guess. Neighbours freaked me out with their burning bale stack stories and greenfeed. I tried the night baling but still losing a lot because it’s so dry. Maybe better to bale now though than lose more waiting?
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A bigger swath and netwrap help with losses. I'm going to pick up 36 feet on a probably not so dewy morning sometime soon.

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