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I've made some oat hay in the past. Seems to me that most animals would walk thru fire to eat it. I've been advised it is necessary to use a cutter conditioner to crimp it so it'll dry enough to bale. Experiences in making oat hay? Thanks, kelly

Shanen mannies says 2015-12-11 19:39:10 (CST)

I have made oats hay with the use of a I & j mower with no problems, it does need to be cured and dry. We have more problems with mice than anything else.

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T.Nichols says 2015-12-16 20:35:11 (CST)

I have put up a lot of oat hay in round and square bales and have never used a crimper, just cut it with a #9 mower, rake it the next day and the next day I just catrch the windrow with the tail of the rake to just flip it over and start baling. It dries pretty fast around here if it is sunny

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