Resting a newly-cut hay field


Gracie's mum
Jul 31, 2005
Can anyone tell me the recommended rest time for a newly-cut hay field before grazing, please? Want to know how long it takes for the sugar spike to pass. Thanks


Well-Known Member
Dec 20, 2004
Suffolk, UK
I'm not sure, I had my field topped last week (it was waist deep so very like a hay field) and plan on resting it until the end of Sept. or poss. October when the autumn flush has passed too, interested in the answers.


Well-Known Member
Oct 13, 2004
On an island
Don't know really, if I get any of ours topped then I let the highlands and sheep on for a dam good munch first! Hope somebody can advise.
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