Hay shortages in dry summer months

This summer, hay supplies in the midwest United States may be lower than usual. A particularly dry winter, especially in areas like Southwest Missouri, prevented grass from growing to preferable heights and has caused livestock owners to have to use more hay than usual. Because of the increase in need for hay, livestock owners may find themselves having less hay stored up to use throughout the year. As the summer weather heats up, this shortage in hay may only continue to worsen, so how can livestock owners keep their livestock healthy and well-fed?

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How to Properly Store Hay Bales

With the harvest seasons upon us, it’s so important to understand how to properly store hay bales so that they can be used all year round! If weather allows, hay can be cut as early as May. Are you prepared to store your hay after it has been cut?

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Tips for choosing the best hay for your horses

Keeping your horses healthy starts with feeding them the right nutrients. Deciding what to feed them, and how much, can be difficult to determine. It would be ideal to keep your horses on pristine pastures year round where they could eat grass all day long, but the climate in America rarely allows for that. The good news is that when you utilize horse hay properly, it can be just as good as a grass based diet.

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Stretching Your Hay Supply In Winter Months

During long winter months, owners of livestock often struggle to keep their animals well-fed. When snow falls, cold rain pours, or a freeze covers the pasture, the quality and availability of hay and feed dramatically decreases. In order to keep livestock healthy, owners have to work extra hard to extend the range of a bale of hay and acquire additional bales.

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Finding the best hay online

In our world of digital prominence, more and more industries are finding it beneficial to turn to online platforms to increase sales. Online selling platforms allow sellers to increase their exposure to buyers as well as increases the variety of goods available to buyers! For owners of livestock, horses, or cattle, this is a great solution when a bad season hits and the supply of hay and feed for animals runs low.

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The History Of The American Hay Market

Hay has been a valuable commodity since the origination of the United States. The rich history of the hay industry is intertwined with that of the country’s agricultural past. Read on to learn more about how the hay market has changed throughout the history of the United States.

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How To Market Hay For Sale

Tractor hauling large round bales of hay

Many livestock owners are not been able to grow a proper amount of hay for their animals due to severe drought. There is a great demand for feed due to this issue, so it is quite possible to make a substantial profit by selling hay. If you are interested in selling hay, you should first find marketing opportunities and then choose your preferred marketing methods.

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How Much Hay Should My Horse Eat Per Day?

All horse owners know that the way they feed their horse is extremely important to their animal’s overall health and condition. However, horse owners sometimes need help figuring out exactly how much hay their horse should consume in a day. Horses that are more active will require more hay than those that are idle. Each animal has a different metabolism and will need an individual meal plan.

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How To Choose High Quality Brome Hay Bales

Hay bales stacked in a field

Bromegrass that is cut and dried is high in protein and fiber, so it is popular for its nutritional value. When buying brome hay that has been baled, you should be sure to inspect the quality of the product before making a purchase. Brome hay bales that are not of good quality do not provide any nutritional value to your horses or livestock.

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How To Roll Perfectly Formed Hay Bales

Large round bales of hay covered by hut

For hay producers, it can be satisfying to see a field of perfectly rolled hay bales, but what is the secret to neatly formed bales? There are a few of things you can do to ensure you form the perfect hay bales for your customers. These methods include having evenly distributed windrows, paying attention to the density of your bales, and other important tips.

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