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Horse hay
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Mark    Posted 03-11-2004 at 15:46:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thinking of doing hay(about 100 acres) Do horse people like Timothy. In the East how much do horse owners pay for a bale of hay. How much storge place do i need for 1 year of 100 acers of hay. What is the profibility per acer?


Dell (WA)    Posted 03-12-2004 at 00:20:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark..........donnno 'bout back east, but out here in Washington, Timothy sells more than Alfalfa. (and alfalfa has more proteen than timothy) Timothy was "the hay for horses". Its up-right growth made cuttin' eazy, drying and storage in haylofts good too. And horses liked it. They will actually eat pasture timothy so much that the plant dies.

Mark, the answers to your other questions can best be answered by finding some "hay" web sites, do a search. I know they are out there, I used to have a couple bookmarked, but lost them.........Dell


toolman    Posted 03-11-2004 at 16:16:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
i like timothy for my horses and have fed it and they have done well on it,it needs to have the head on it not just the stalk and best to harvest it before it goes to seed , it does lack calcum i think it is but with supplements that everybody feeds today i think they get that anyways, id buy it from you if i was closer, main thing is to harvest it right ,don,t bale unless it,s good and dry, as a horse onwner id sooner pay more for good clean hay rather than be buying garbage thats got mold or full of dirt dust, end up throwing more away than you feed of that stuff.


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