Wet weather has more farmers considering options for making hay when the sun is not shining. Baleage is forage cut and wrapped at 45-65% moisture. The primary advantage of baleage is the ability to make high quality forage when the crop is at the correct maturity and time or weather do not permit for dry hay to be made. This is scenario is most likely during first cutting, however, many prefer this method year round.
Farmers interested in making baleage as an alternative to dry hay.
Basics of Baleage
Forage Quality and Evaluating Baleage
Baleage Making Techniques
Frequently Asked Questions
Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Paul Craig