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See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
This fact sheet was written by Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY Dairy Forage Systems Specialist Joe Lawrence and published in PRO-DAIRY e-Leader, a monthly e-Leader newsletter distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice and legislators.
First cutting of a perennial hay crop offers the opportunity to capture high quantity and quality but timely harvest can be met with a number of obstacles. This fact sheet provides links to several currently available resources to aid in successful decision making for the upcoming season.
  • Harvest safety
  • Monitor fields to optimize first cut yield and quality
  • Maintain quality through the harvest process
  • Manage storage to minimize losses

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