Re: There is no hay in Suffolk!
Kevin, yes you can get 3 cuts but it all comes down to the weather - if it's too wet you can't cut, and that's what's happened this year.
The local livery yard did manage to cut some of their fields for hay in May, when we had a good dry sunny week, but I don't think anyone else has managed to.
All the fields round here (Devon) that would normally be for hay are still uncut, and the grass is seeding and looking a bit past its' best, but if we do get sufficient dry weather to cut it'll be better than nothing.
Then if we have more sun / rain, and then a good dry September we MAY get a 2nd cut if we're lucky.
It's going to put the prices up, as it must be the same pretty much all over the country, and the corn harvest isn't looking good either, as a lot is battered down and rotting at the base, which will put feed prices up as well.........