HaY time

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HaY time

Post by Beanbrother » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:16 pm

So wondering about hay. Is a person better off to cut it and leave it flat to dry faster or does it make a difference if you put it into a swath and let it dry? Its obviously better to leave it spread out IRL. but does the game know the difference? Before I spend the time and do the test just wondering if someone else has already tinkered with it

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Re: HaY time

Post by Illinois Farmer » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:18 pm

With seasons, leave it spread out.
Without seasons, just need to use a tedder.
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Re: HaY time

Post by fenixguy » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:43 pm

With seasons, it doesn't make a difference. It only needs good weather and time. Can be spread or rowed. However, if you mow it when the wet crops icon is on, you'll have to ted or it'll never make hay.
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Re: HaY time

Post by spincast1123 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:50 pm

I don't know if it makes a difference using a PS4 but I; cut, rake, merge, then bale all on the same day. I only do square bales for straw or hay, don't like the round ones. In real farming there is so much wasted product, about 1/3 of the bale. with the round ones and they require more time to collect and store.
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Re: HaY time

Post by Illinois Farmer » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:31 pm

fenixguy wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:43 pm
With seasons, it doesn't make a difference. It only needs good weather and time. Can be spread or rowed. However, if you mow it when the wet crops icon is on, you'll have to ted or it'll never make hay.
it takes longer to dry if it is windrow vs spread out.
spincast1123 wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:50 pm
I don't know if it makes a difference using a PS4 but I; cut, rake, merge, then bale all on the same day. I only do square bales for straw or hay, don't like the round ones. In real farming there is so much wasted product, about 1/3 of the bale. with the round ones and they require more time to collect and store.
How do you figure about 1/3? I'm sorry, but that's terrible driving if you are wasting that much product.
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Re: HaY time

Post by CowsGoMoo » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:48 pm

Only way to get hay on base game is to ted it with a tedder, but ask Ted to use his tedder first or he will get cranky.
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Re: HaY time

Post by fenixguy » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:09 pm

Illinois Farmer wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:31 pm
it takes longer to dry if it is windrow vs spread out.
Wait, for real? :confusednew: That is absolutely awesome and I didn't know that. *thumbsup*
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Re: HaY time

Post by Illinois Farmer » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:10 pm

I'm pretty sure. It seems that way for me at least. Someone can chrime in to confirm it.
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Re: HaY time

Post by Beanbrother » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:33 pm

Sorry I guess I should’ve said PS4 and seasons. And I left it spread out and it dried in the day

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Re: HaY time

Post by JamP » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:32 pm

CowsGoMoo wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:48 pm
Only way to get hay on base game is to ted it with a tedder, but ask Ted to use his tedder first or he will get cranky.
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Re: HaY time

Post by Electsilver8 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:19 am

I'll ask here instead of making a new topic, in seasons is hay, grass, straw and silage profitable?

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Re: HaY time

Post by Tylercheesey1986 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:45 am

Silage is generally a profitable endeavor with or without seasons
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Re: HaY time

Post by Crazof » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:28 am

Illinois Farmer wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:31 pm
fenixguy wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:43 pm
With seasons, it doesn't make a difference. It only needs good weather and time. Can be spread or rowed. However, if you mow it when the wet crops icon is on, you'll have to ted or it'll never make hay.
it takes longer to dry if it is windrow vs spread out.
In real life yes, a windrow will take longer to dry out, in FS19 with seasons it does not matter if it is windrowed or not, and for that matter windrow size doesn't change anything.

The attached photo shows a field with some loose and 4 different windrows, from left to right.9.3 meter, 12.5 meter, 4.6 meter and finally 19 meter. Once the field decided to change to hay there were no differences, it all changed at the same time.

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Re: HaY time

Post by Illinois Farmer » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:45 am

Well yeah, your field already changed to hay. You need to test it when it is grass and semi dry.
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Re: HaY time

Post by Drmattymd » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:25 am

Illinois Farmer wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:31 pm

How do you figure about 1/3? I'm sorry, but that's terrible driving if you are wasting that much product.
I think he meant when fed you lose about 1/3. Or could have meant the outside rotting if left outside. But then both of those scenarios depend on conditions applied
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