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    Default Hay ? re: protein levels

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    Depends on forage variety (grass, alfalfa, mix), fertiliser, soil type. I can only speak for my own hay - tests between 10-14% depending on what part of the hay flat it comes from and around the yard, average is 12% and we only get one cutting here. It has to be tested to know.
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    Fertiliser, variety, soil type and weather all tie into it though. It applies to protein count in any plant material.
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    It can change from cutting to cutting due to changes in soil minerals, water (rain), forage crop maturity, simply because nothing remmains static when you grow forage, or any other crop.
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    Thanks for nothing sk



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    Quote Originally Posted by fivehorses View Post
    Thanks for nothing sk
    What the?

    Geez sk_pacer, try to be a little more helpful next time will ya? All this logic and reason... you burned out someone's brain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolMeadows View Post
    What the?

    Geez sk_pacer, try to be a little more helpful next time will ya? All this logic and reason... you burned out someone's brain!

    I am thoroughly ashamed of trying to be logical. Mayhaps I shoulda tried being illogical???

    Tried to make things as simple as possible. but dammit, protein (and other) levels can vary on the same FIELD, much less on the different cuttings. I know the variance on my own hay flat averages 14% on one side of the creek and 10% on the other, same piece of land, the only difference is ONE additon to the forage (average is according to records over the last 12 years, from a low of 6% to a high of 22%).

    I guess I knew I shouldnt have bothered..................
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