The Importance of Moisture Control in Hay

Ask any farmer and they will tell you high-quality hay is a hot commodity. It is used for large farm animals such as horses, goats, cattle and other livestock. There also other small animals that benefit from the nutrients in hay. Being able to identify hay that has been maintained and produced correctly is detrimental to the health of these animals. It is important to learn the different types of hay and the part exposure to moisture play to the health of it.

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5 Tips to Protect Hay in Poor Weather Condition

As the days and nights get colder, hay producers, worry about how to protect their investment correctly. Usually the concern is more for the large round bales of hay which are more susceptible to dryness, and indigestible to livestock. However, it would be a great loss to lose any of their valuable assets. Here are some ways to store hay and minimize its loss.

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Tips for Increasing Hay Production

Many farm animals can survive by grazing on the land, but this isn’t a feasible option when the number of animals become too large or the amount of graze-able land is limited. To solve that problem, hay was introduced as a stable, high-quality animal feed that could be produced rapidly and in large amounts.

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Types of Hay

The type of hay that you feed your animals is one of the most important factors in ensuring a successful farm. Depending on which types of animals you’re feeding and the environmental conditions of your farm, you may need a certain type of hay in order to make sure your animals are as healthy as possible. Read on to learn about a few of the many types of hay and to find out which type of hay is right for your farm!

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Baleage 101

Baleage, also known as haylage or baled silage, occurs when you bail hay at a moisture level between 45 and 65 percent with a round baler and then have it sealed tightly in a plastic bale bag to keep oxygen out. This prevents rotting and allows for fermentation that naturally occurs in livestock’s digestive system. A hole the size of a penny in the plastic wrap can cause serious rot in your hay.

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How To Get Rid Of Wet Hay

Wet, rotting hay is not something you want around, and is especially something you want to avoid feeding to your livestock. Like any organic material acts, hay will begin to rot quickly when exposed to warm air, water, and oxygen. It’s the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungi, so be careful!

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Hay Storage: Important Do’s and Don’ts

When it comes to storing your hay, nothing can be done halfway. It is important to take great care when storing hay bales in order to avoid possible spoilage, fire, or other unwanted circumstances.  Make your hay last and remain high-quality by following the do’s and don’ts below!

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Bale Grazing

Bale grazing has become an efficient way to feed cattle during winter months for many ranchers in colder regions of the U.S. By setting out evenly spaced bales in a field for cattle to graze, the waste from feeding and manure from cows can fertilize multiple fields during a winter. The bales, set out every two to four weeks, retain their nutrients because of the cold weather and lack of moisture. This method uses less land than stockpile or swath grazing would and can save ranchers valuable time. Many who utilize bale grazing suggest starting with just a few fields and a short period when first trying this method, as well as to be aware when the winter will end and thawing periods start.

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A Healthy Cows Diet

A Healthy Cows Diet

Your cattle’s health has a direct causal relationship with the diet they receive. They need distinct ingredients in the makeup of their diet in order to grow into a healthy cow. Beef cattle require a mix of proteins, minerals, and vitamins in their diet. A cow can extract protein from plants such as Timothy grass, and also get their protein from legumes such as alfalfa hay. Minerals such as zinc, copper, and iodine are essential to a cow’s health and can be found in their feed. Making sure the feed is grown from quality soil is important in making sure there are enough nutrients in the feed. Vitamins A, D, and E are also important to a cows diet and can be found in quality feed.

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Alfalfa Hay Industry Forecast

Global Alfalfa Hay Forecasts

Looking at the future of the Alfalfa Hay production and distribution industry is important for hay farmers to at least consider when choosing what crops to grow. Fortunately, this particular market is continuing to grow around the world, and the United States is positioned as a key exporter. According to Mordor Intelligence, the compound annual growth rate of the global Alfalfa Hay market will be 7.3% from 2018 to 2023.

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