Straw without grain?

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Straw without grain?

Post by Jonhinkerton » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:14 pm

I am trying to do a new save focussed in animals rather than crops but straw is missing from the mix. I have a meadow to do grass and hay, but I don’t want to do a field and harvesting for straw if I can avoid it. I know I can buy bales from the shop and some salepoint mods sell loose straw, but is there a way to create it without also running a combine? Can a field of wheat be made into straw with a mower or something like that?

Failing that, what is the most economically viable mod approach to buying straw? The edge multi sale point upcharges loose straw and I feel like buying shop bales at twice what I can sell them for isn’t sustainable either.

If I don’t use straw for my cows, what is the impact? Does it just cause them to make slurry instead of manure?

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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by Farmercaseih » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:32 pm

Yes, you can mow wheat and get straw.

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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by Sinclaircool » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:50 pm

Farmercaseih wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:32 pm
Yes, you can mow wheat and get straw.
I would recommend oats fully fertilized because you get a better yield for straw than wheat and barely
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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by kinggorillakong » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:57 pm

If you're on Medicine Creek map, you can grow Soybean for straw and feed.
With the straw harvest DLC coming out soon, I think we might even see more ways to get straw/hay and more use of them.

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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by Jonhinkerton » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:37 pm

Thanks for the tips, I’ll get a field then.

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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by wombles » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:09 pm

Sinclaircool wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:50 pm
I would recommend oats fully fertilized because you get a better yield for straw than wheat and barely
I didn't think the fertilizer did any thing too the straw, only the yield of the crop.

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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by Illinois Farmer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:11 pm

Well irl, it would give you a better stand and a bigger steam, so that would give you more straw, but idk if the in game physics are that detailed.
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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by wombles » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:26 pm

I don't think it does ingame, my inside sources are telling me this, they could be wrong though :lol:.

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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by Illinois Farmer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:41 pm

Sure would be cool if it did ha.
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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by Noraf » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:43 pm

but isn't the straw ammount dependent on the crop yeld? ie more straw for better yelding crops?
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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by Illinois Farmer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:48 pm

Need mr. Sealyp to test it. Mow the crop with fully fertilize and no fertilizer.
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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by Noraf » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:20 pm

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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by Eische » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:01 pm

It is depending on the map. But by default the amount of straw you get is the same for all cereal crops (wheat, barley oat). By default it is 36800 liters per ha.
Like crop yield, you can double this amount by fertilizing, plowing, lime spreading and so on.
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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by CowsGoMoo » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:23 am

Illinois Farmer wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:48 pm
Need mr. Sealyp to test it. Mow the crop with fully fertilize and no fertilizer.
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Re: Straw without grain?

Post by Illinois Farmer » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:37 am

And the results?
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