When Should I Take the Last Alfalfa Cutting?

When Should I Take the Last Alfalfa Cutting?

Sarah Mikesell

Drovers

It’s almost September and time to decide when or if to take the last cutting of alfalfa. Start by considering if there’s enough forage already in storage to get the cows through the winter. Then take a look at your fields and decide if there’s enough alfalfa in the field to make it worth the time to harvest. And, if so, what are the risks to next year’s crop?

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