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MJ in SC    Posted 06-30-2004 at 20:23:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was just wondering....what kind of grasses are planted here in the South for green hay that would be good for dairy goats? We grew alot of Alfalfa in Ohio for baled hay. Still looking into the dairy goat field.....dreaming of someday.

Jen In N Florida    Posted 07-01-2004 at 06:32:10       [Reply]  [No Email]

I'm not sure what grows where but I do know that goats LOVE Peanut Hay..from what I understand it also has the highest protein content. It's all my neighbor fed his Boers last winter. (Well besides grain)

MJ in SC    Posted 07-01-2004 at 06:58:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok, I'll bite. Peanut hay....hay made from the tops stalks of the peanut plant??? Never heard of such. I know peanuts grow around SC in the sandier areas. I'm afraid were settin' on red clay! Can't grow peanuts in our plot. Maybe able to find some in neighboring town though. Sandy just down the way!

ron,ar    Posted 06-30-2004 at 20:29:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
We planted a lot of coastal bermuda when I was young. It may not grow well in your climate. It made good hay.

MJ in SC    Posted 06-30-2004 at 20:33:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've heard of folks planting it around here. I just wasn't sure if it was a good one for goats. Thanks for the input. I'll put it on my list. I'll be asking folks around here too. :0)

KellyGa    Posted 06-30-2004 at 20:45:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Isn't alfalfa hay too rich to feed alone? How about Timothy hay? I know that is good for everything. :)

MJ in SC    Posted 07-01-2004 at 06:50:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Kelly! :0)

Don't know 'bout alfalfa. That's just what we baled up north. Heard of Timothy here too. I'll add it to the list. I hope to get to the SC State fair in Oct to check out the dairy goat judging and get a chance to chat with some local "goat people". Thanks for the idea on the Timothy!

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