Updated: Oct 20, 2021
So I bet you are wondering if we have just planted our pastures for winter grazing what are the cows eating? Glad you asked. Have you noticed those rows of white wrapped marshmallow looking bundles in pastures? They are summer grasses that were cut, not allowed to dry like for hay but immediately baled, wrapped and set to cure for 90 days. This is called haylage, long cut grass baled and wrapped air tight at 45% moisture to ferment and pickle until ready to eat. Said to remain good for years although we would like to use all we've made this winter. We switch to hay when we start to milk because some people can taste silage in the milk.