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Field down the road from me has been a weed & brush patch for the last 5-10 years. Drove past it today and they're baling it, weeds, brush, and small trees. Guy baling it, say he got to, won't have enough hay otherwise. Some people are getting a little desperate.
 

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You do what you have to when nature throws you a curve.
Cattle will pick through it and get what they want.
At least something to fill their bellies. ;)
 

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Remember one year Long time ago fed straw and spread molassas on it to get through the winter.Yea gotta do what ya got to do!!!!!!
 

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I'm waiting for them to start baling soy beans, especialy the double crop that not going to do much.
 

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A local farmer told me a few years ago that some of the best trashy hay that he had ever made was mostly ragweeds. He had a good crop of them in grain stubble, and hay was gonna be short that year. Mowed and baled it, and the critters ate like candy.
 

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Sometimes cheat grass takes over in a winter wheat field; sometimes from not rotating crops enough. Theres no market for cheat i am aware of. One of the locals will bale any and all cheat that He can. He says cattle love it and maintain their weight easily through the winter on cheat hay
 
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