Posts Categorized: Grasses for 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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3 Tips For Raising Grass Fed Cattle

September 2nd, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Raising grass fed cattle is a task that requires you to provide a healthy, balanced, and safe diet throughout the entire life of your animals. Grass fed beef is highly recommended for human consumption because a natural diet in cattle does not typically create health risks. In addition to grass, there are certified supplements that should be fed to your cattle to ensure year round productivity.

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3 Dietary Needs For Your Sheep

July 22nd, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Over 5 million sheep are being raised throughout the United States. Compared to other livestock, the sheep industry in the U.S. is rather small. There were about 80,000 ranches and farms throughout the country in 2013. The American Sheep Industry is attempting to change this by working to grow the number of operations in the country.

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Choosing The Right Hay For Your Horses

May 27th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Horses have different dietary restrictions and needs depending upon their use and purpose. Growing horses need more protein while work horses need a balance of nutrients. These animals can succumb to digestive problems if they eat the wrong diet. Horses are also big eaters, able to consume between 2 and 2.5 percent of their body weight in a day.

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3 Things You Need To Know About Using Moldy Hay

May 27th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Whenever there is a wet summer, pastures grow at extraordinary rates and ranchers have more than enough hay. Although rain brings a good crop, it also brings increasing amounts of mold. The more that grass is rained on, the more likely mold is to appear.

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3 Tips For Handling And Storing Wet Hay

May 12th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

When your hay gets wet, you may face a number of issues that affect its quality and safety. However, there are ways to handle and store wet hay that can minimize these problems. First, you must decide whether or not to bale the wet hay. Next, you must understand the issues that can arise from wet hay. The last tip you can use to handle hay is to know how to properly store it to prevent exposure to moisture.

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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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The Best Ways To Soak Hay For Horses

April 25th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Bacteria and mold can cause serious health problems for horses. Many horse owners may choose to soak hay to reduce the carbohydrate content in order to provide more nutritious food for their animals. The problem with soaking this product is that the process can increase bacteria levels. However, there is a way to safely reduce sugar levels and keep bacteria and mold from growing.

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There Is More To Hay Than Meets The Eye

April 8th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

For those who use hay to feed their livestock, it may seem like any product will be adequate. However, just like a carrot cannot be compared to an onion, hay has individual types. Different types contain different levels of nutrients and are harvested from various growing regions at different times. It is important to know the different types of hay, why the timing of harvest matters, and how to spot poor quality hay.

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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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