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Hay making for the horse owner

The processes and stages of making hay from horse paddocks are outlined, emphasising the importance of rapid drying of the grass, if possible.

Year of Publication2009

Brief guidance is given for horse owners on: assessing the field for hay making; managing soil fertility; cutting date of grass; using a mower conditioner; turning, baling and storing the hay. A short comparison of hay and haylage is provided.

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pony paddockshay making
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Supporting the development of the national rural economy.

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