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    Re: 100+ small bales to the acre?

    Ta

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    Re: 100+ small bales to the acre?

    Quote Originally Posted by essexpete View Post
    Nick it might seem a stupid question but why are you keen on the flat roll?
    Most grass we have has either cattle, horses or sheep on it in winter. And it'll of had a 2 nd cut silage off it so prob few ruts to level... As well as poaching to deal with..

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    Re: 100+ small bales to the acre?

    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenHead View Post
    Is that still true?
    Been looking at it in earnest today with Planimeter, A4 pad and calculator and a long walk with the dog. I reckon we'd up the yield 10-15% anyway if we sorted out 'no-go' areas, ever increasing headlands and overhanging trees.

    It's on the winter job list - we're wasting money.

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    Re: 100+ small bales to the acre?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pasty View Post
    Out of interest, what would you expect to pay a contractor to mow, turn and bale 15 acres of grass over 2 cuts of hay? Fairly flat land and easy going. So, assume a fair result and 1500 bales first time / 700 second time? 2200 small bales all done for you. What would that cost ball park? Is it usually charged per bale or per acre?
    Eights in the field or stacked in the shed ?

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    Re: 100+ small bales to the acre?

    Left loose in the field out of the sleigh would be fine.

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