I had to eliminate 3rd cut here because of excessive moisture. Dry hay won't dry down when the ground and cut forage underneath is damp, no matter how many times you ted it. I didn't even bother making a 3rd cut as I knew what the result would be. My fields have all blossomed and are tall but I'll have to chop them and call it good now and I've lost a lot of revenue because of it. Not about to cut it and make mulch. As a rule, I don't like to ted anyway because of the leaf loss with Alfalfa hay. I have a nice tedder that usually stays in the barn, it's for 'emergency' use only. Not an emergency here, just sanding uncut. No point in cutting it.
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