Posts Categorized: Alfalfa Hay

The Benefits Of Using Alfalfa Hay As A Supplement

September 6th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Keeping weight on beef cattle can become quite a struggle during the winter time for most farmers. Grazing is very limited during this time and cattle will need supplements to stay healthy and remain at a proper weight. Alfalfa is a supplement that will keep your livestock in great shape throughout the winter season. Some farmers believe supplementing with this variety of hay is too expensive, but it actually serves as a positive investment. The benefits of using alfalfa hay as a supplement can be extended to livestock and to cattle owners.

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Saving Your Alfalfa Crop From Potato Leafhoppers

July 13th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Many alfalfa growers are concerned about dreaded potato leafhoppers destroying their crop. In many states, the insect can cause the greatest amount of alfalfa crop damage. Although the density of these pests is usually highest in alfalfa, it reproduces on over 200 plants. One reason the potato leafhopper is dangerous is that it is usually not spotted until the damage has been done. The arrival of this insect is often unnoticeable, leading to this problem.

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Hay Or Straw Can Benefit Chickens In 4 Ways

July 11th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Providing hay or straw to chickens is not a very common practice, but some would be surprised to know it could be good for them. Feeding them hay or straw is a cost effective way to supply food and entertainment. Using a bale in your chicken run also has surprising benefits. The following will further explain four benefits of utilizing hay or straw bales for chickens.

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Know What Nutrients Your Horse Needs To Pick The Best Hay

July 8th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

To find the right hay for your horse, you should know about their health. A horse’s stomach is small, with a normal sized small intestine and a large hindgut. These body structures enable your horse to graze continuously rather than having one or two large meals a day.

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How To Have A Successful First Hay Cutting

May 12th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

It is possible to get a good hay crop during your first cutting, even if there are delays in the process. The first thing you should do is evaluate the stand and consider if you need to raise the cutting height. Other important aspects include evaluating moisture content, making sure that the hay is properly cured, and having a nutritional analysis done to plan nutritional needs.

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Choose Your Livestock’s Hay Carefully

April 6th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Sheep, goats, cattle, and horses are usually fed hay during the winter when fields do not have much for them to forage. Finding variety, quality, and availability of good hay can take up a lot of your time if you do not know how to plan well. Learning about the available types and finding good sources makes your life easier while you wait for spring and its grass filled pastures.

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What Is The Best Type Of Hay To Feed Cattle?

February 24th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

During the cold winter months when foraging is limited, most cattle, sheep, goats, and horses subsist on hay. While pasture is the ideal feed for cattle, hay is the next best food source. As this product can vary significantly in variety, quality, and availability, it’s critical to research your options. With proper planning, feeding your cattle hay during the winter is a straightforward, affordable source of food. While there are many different types to choose from, you should always select the best type for your cattle.

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The Difference Between Timothy Hay And Alfalfa Hay

February 24th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

There are many different types of food that you can feed livestock, including timothy and alfalfa hay. Timothy, also known as orchard grass, and alfalfa are the two most popular types. Both timothy hay and alfalfa hay offer the required fiber for a herbivore’s digestive system. However, each food source has different qualities that prove beneficial to specific animals. It is important to know how to choose which type of hay is best for your livestock.

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3 Benefits Of Feeding Horses Alfalfa Hay

February 24th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Horses love alfalfa hay, and it is a good thing they enjoy nibbling on this variety, because it has multiple benefits. Like finicky children, these animals can sometimes be picky about what they eat. The digestive system of a horse is a tad sensitive, allowing for tummy problems with some types of hay. Alfalfa hay is easily digested and offers enhanced nutrition. This product is also economically beneficial, so with this healthy choice you will save money feeding your horses.

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Nutritional Values Of Various Hay Types

December 8th, 2015 - SEOTERIC

When it comes to balancing the diet of your livestock, not just any hay will do. You need to select the type that’s best for your animals and their nutritional needs. In some cases, this may require combining multiple types of hay in order to ensure the maximum amount of nutrition possible. These types of hay include Timothy, bermudagrass, alfalfa, oat, and clover.

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