More forage fears
In the previous issue ( Country Smallholding, July 2018), I expressed concerns that the price of forage would be very high during next winter, but, having seen the quantities of hay that have been baled during the current spell of fine weather, you are probably thinking that my fears were groundless. However, bear in mind that many farmers rely on taking two (or more) cuts off each field during the season and under the current conditions the amount of re- growth is negligible. The second and subsequent cuts are therefore likely to be very light, resulting in continued shortages. Watch this space.
A month after mowing, this field still has bare patches. The second crop is going to be scanty