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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Advances in the Hay Industry

Advances in the Hay Industry

A particular tech has recently flooded the agricultural industry. It has been nearly 2 and a half years since the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration released commercial drone regulations, and since, drones have become more and more popular in farming. Munich Reinsurance America Inc. found that 74% of U.S. farmers currently use or are considering using drones to manage farms. These drones can be particularly useful for mobile surveillance and pesticide spreading. Imagine the time a farmer saves being able to check all of his hay for hail damage from one location.

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Know Your Hay

Know your hay!

We can define hay as feed for animals that are typically composed of dried grasses, legumes (not beans!), and grain straw. Hay is meant to replace the need for grazing, especially during winter or times when pastures are not optimal for grazing.

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The Dangers of Mold and Dust

The Dangers of Mold and Dust

Hay is at risk for mold and dust contamination. If you are looking to sell hay to livestock owners across the United States, there are a few key things to watch out for in hay that will protect your livestock from sickness.

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Buying Hay & Feed Online

Buying Hay & Feed online

Farmers all across America experience seasons of shortage and seasons of abundance when it comes to producing hay and feed for their animals. In times of shortage, how can farmers find great quality, fairly priced hay and feed? In time of abundance, where can farmers sell their hay and feed to make a profit? An increasingly popular option has been buying and selling hay and feed online. Online, farmers can connect with a large group of individuals searching for or selling hay and feed in order to find the best deal.

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How to sell hay online

Selling hay online requires detailed product descriptions and the right online platform. Selling hay online is just like selling any other product online. The better description you can give of your product and the more contact information you provide entices more buyers to purchase. Using the right online platform is another important factor to selling hay online. If the website is reputable and offers easy transactions between sellers and buyers, selling your hay online will be a lot easier. SB Hay and Feed serves to connect livestock owners who have an abundance of hay with livestock owners in need of hay. This online platform connects farmers and livestock owners across the nation to provide an easy way for them to find the best hay and feed for their horses and cattle.

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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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