Use These Checklists When Planning For First Cut Alfalfa

Use These Checklists When Planning For First Cut Alfalfa

When harvesting first crop alfalfa, it’s important to get the timing right to optimize yield and quality. In normal conditions, the harvest from first crop alfalfa can make up as much as 40% of your total alfalfa harvest for the year. When it’s cut at the proper stage, digestibility is at its peak to allow for more milk once the forage hits the ration.

Use this checklist to find out five key steps to making quality alfalfa. 

This guide helps you understand the proper height to cut alfalfa to achieve the best combination of quantity and quality. 

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Cut first crop alfalfa at the right height for optimal quality and yield.

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