silage bales

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silage bales

Post by clw2147 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:46 am

hello, i just started playing fs19 and had a question. i turned one of my fields into grass to use for making silage bales and was wondering if i need to weed prior to cutting the grass.

thanks

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Re: silage bales

Post by chedly_farms » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:26 am

If you don't you will have weeds in your feed. And when your heifers eat those weeds it may sour their milk, and in turn the dairy may actually refuse to do business with you.



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Re: silage bales

Post by clw2147 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:43 am

ok, good to know. thanks. i haven't started any animals yet, i'm just selling the silage bales for a little extra cash at the moment

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Re: silage bales

Post by Phigo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:48 am

I do not have any weeds in my grass-fields. The weed disapears with sowing and won't Show up on grass. not even in harvested-state after mowing.

Go and check the menu before weeding or spraying.
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Re: silage bales

Post by Rasping rabbit » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:06 pm

Same here, never had a weed issue with grass fields.

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Re: silage bales

Post by redglasses » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:24 pm

Are silage bales still good in this game? I might have to start a large operation with them seeing as I never have.
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Re: silage bales

Post by Seedy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:30 pm

Define good. :)
On normal econ, on xbox, the barn buys them, but at wildly fluctuating prices. (~110 - 325)/1000l I see the price jump without a change indicator too.
As in, I see a good price, start making bales, drop off first load of 8 and get $5k. :( see awful price, wait on rest.

The biogas is just too much a pain until they fix the sell point, and price. (unless you are already on hard econ)

I sell to the barn a lot, I don't have grass fields, just trim around the edges, feed the sheep, ignore the grass when the price is awful.

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Re: silage bales

Post by Rasping rabbit » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:43 pm

Apparently the biogas issue is fixed in the new patch when it’s released.

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Re: silage bales

Post by allstops » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:20 pm

I planted a grass field and in its first growth stage it sprouted weeds, I weeded most of the field but didn’t catch in time and part of the field got to 2nd growth before I finished so I put away the weeder and got the herbicide sprayer but would not kill the remaining weeds. After cutting the weeds still existed and no weeding or spraying would get rid of them. I finally ended up plowing the field up (expanding of course) and re-planting, caught the weeds early in the first growth cycle and weeded successfully this time. Since that I have not had the weeds pop back up and I have cut it a few times. My biggest problem is remembering to fertilize my grass, I always forget until it’s too late, guess I need a better routine.

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Re: silage bales

Post by Crazof » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:06 pm

Cheech says.... always fertilize your grass man......

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Re: silage bales

Post by clw2147 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:30 pm

allstops wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:20 pm
I planted a grass field and in its first growth stage it sprouted weeds, I weeded most of the field but didn’t catch in time and part of the field got to 2nd growth before I finished so I put away the weeder and got the herbicide sprayer but would not kill the remaining weeds. After cutting the weeds still existed and no weeding or spraying would get rid of them. I finally ended up plowing the field up (expanding of course) and re-planting, caught the weeds early in the first growth cycle and weeded successfully this time. Since that I have not had the weeds pop back up and I have cut it a few times. My biggest problem is remembering to fertilize my grass, I always forget until it’s too late, guess I need a better routine.
same thing, i had weeds after i first planted, used herbicide to kill them and then haven't had them grow back. i've cut my grass about 6 times.

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Re: silage bales

Post by Riven326 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:14 pm

clw2147 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:30 pm
allstops wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:20 pm
I planted a grass field and in its first growth stage it sprouted weeds, I weeded most of the field but didn’t catch in time and part of the field got to 2nd growth before I finished so I put away the weeder and got the herbicide sprayer but would not kill the remaining weeds. After cutting the weeds still existed and no weeding or spraying would get rid of them. I finally ended up plowing the field up (expanding of course) and re-planting, caught the weeds early in the first growth cycle and weeded successfully this time. Since that I have not had the weeds pop back up and I have cut it a few times. My biggest problem is remembering to fertilize my grass, I always forget until it’s too late, guess I need a better routine.
same thing, i had weeds after i first planted, used herbicide to kill them and then haven't had them grow back. i've cut my grass about 6 times.
I used the weeder. Same result.

Question: can I use one silage bale to make TMR? It's unclear in the in-game manual.

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