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Timothy and Alfalfa Hay Blog

    Harvest for Alfalfa and Timothy wraps as we head into fall

    Posted on Sep 27, 2012

    As the Alfalfa harvest seasonAlfalfa from the Columbia Basin cures progressed this year in Washington, growers were in a position to choose how many cuttings to take. Some made the choice to take three cuttings of more mature Alfalfa, while others opted to take four younger cuttings of Alfalfa. Depending on crop maturity and weather, growers are harvesting either 3rd or 4th cutting Alfalfa at this time. In some regions, both harvests are happening simultaneously. With harvest season winding down and fall on its way, all of the final cuttings are being harvested now. The weather remains fairly nice in the area and harvest should end on a positive note.

    Alfalfa harvest stalled a few weeks ago in Idaho due to rain storms. Clear weather moved into the area a few days later allowing growers to move forward with 3rd cutting harvest. The harvest progress in these areas is variable. The hay is in different stages of growth and harvest depending on location. Weather is. The majority of the alfalfa is very mature and our buyers will be very selective in their purchases. Buyers will look for the nice, green hay that will be going in the bale this week as growers are looking to conclude harvest as quickly as possible.

    The 2nd cutting Timothy hay harvest has concluded across the Columbia Basin and Kittitas Valley. Our teams will be communicating with customers as inventories are finalized and begin working on shipping schedules.

    Alfalfa harvest stalled a few weeks ago in Idaho due to rain storms. Clear weather moved into the area a few days later allowing growers to move forward with 3rd cutting harvest. The harvest progress in these areas is variable. The hay is in different stages of growth and harvest depending on location. Weather is. The majority of the alfalfa is very mature and our buyers will be very selective in their purchases. Buyers will look for the nice, green hay that will be going in the bale this week as growers are looking to conclude harvest as quickly as possible.

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