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Timothy and Alfalfa Hay Blog

    2nd cutting Timothy Hay harvest begins in Washington

    Posted on Aug 17, 2012

    As you may have already heard, severe wild fires have been sweeping through the Kittitas Valley. Many people have lost their homes, and more still have been evacuated. We thank all of our customers for their kind words and best wishes during this trying time.

    The Timothy Hay fields in the describe the imageKittitas Valley have not sustained any fire damage. Both the Columbia Basin and Kittitas Valley have begun 2nd cutting harvest this week. The weather remains very hot and dry across the area. Strong winds prevailed earlier this week with things quieting down towards the end.

    Sudan harvest is also starting for some of the earliest fields. Baling should being on those first fields soon. The dry and hot weather has provided excellent drying conditions and the crop looks good.

    In Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the Grass Straw harvest has wrapped up for the year. We will be contacting customers regarding their straw needs after we review our inventories.

    The 2nd cutting Alfalfa harvest in Oregon is also coming to an end. Favorable weather conditions are allowing Christmas Valley growers to finish up their harvest. Some very nice hay has been baled in the earliest fields.

    Alfalfa harvest in the PSW continues as they work to get in the 6th cutting. Rains fell throughout the PSW over the past week. Fortunately the extremely hot weather allowed harvesting to swiftly get back on track.

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    Topics: Alfalfa Hay, Hay for Horses, Timothy Hay, Quality of Forage, Race Horse Hay, Timothy, Harvest Update