In May and June, MFGA published our Green Gold reports to provide Manitoba forage producers with information as to how alfalfa is progressing in their area and, particularly, when to make their first cut for optimum quality. We saw Mother Nature’s influence this year as alfalfa was at the optimum stage in some areas, yet the window of cutting opportunity was fairly narrow to enable producers to harvest the forage in good condition. The other curve Mother Nature threw at us were dry conditions that slowed the crop and delayed first cut in the North and Southwest areas of the province.
MFGA provides a Hay Update in our fall and winter eBulletins to give our members and readers an overview of the hay situation in various parts of the province, an indication of hay prices and guidelines as to where hay is available or in demand.
Many of our members are asking us questions about the hay situation due to the extreme variations in Manitoba this year. Please take this quick six question survey to help us best get a handle on our province’s overall hay scene.