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The time of day you cut hay affects its quality

For those of you who produce hay and feed livestock, the headline above is probably a no-brainer. But I am still learning about how weather affects agriculture, so I was fascinated by this article that discusses how cutting hay in the morning results in a different nutrient composition of the hay than when you cut it in the afternoon, and why the humidity levels and sunlight make a big difference in hay quality. Of course, there are other factors to consider too, such as how much hay you are cutting, how dry it is, how mature the hay is, and how soon rain is likely to fall. You can read all about it at Hay and Forage Grower here.

Source: A. Holmes, Commons Wikimedia