A question of hay

I came across this haying operation a week or two ago. Most of the haying I’ve seen around the Sequim area has been later in summer, when the hay is dry. I’ve lately seen a couple of fields like this harvested green. Can anyone enlighten? Is it alfalfa, something else, or a different way of harvesting?

3 thoughts on “A question of hay”

  1. At a guess I think the farmer is cutting green for use as silage for feed. Over here in England many farmers bale into round bales like the one in the photo and then wrap each in black plastic.

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