Posts Categorized: Hay for Horses

Tips for choosing the best hay for your horses

April 2nd, 2018 - SEOTERIC

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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How Much Hay Should My Horse Eat Per Day?

November 1st, 2016 - SEOTERIC

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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Understanding How Horse And Livestock Hay Markets Differ

September 8th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

The business of selling hay to horse owners can be quite a profitable enterprise. Unfortunately, many hay producers wrongly believe that selling hay as a livestock feed is the same as selling it to horse owners. The markets are incredibly different and it can be a mistake to lump the two together. You will likely have a much closer relationship with the horse owners purchasing from you if you can offer them valuable information about your product. If you are planning to sell hay to horse owners, it is important to understand what they are looking for and the nutritional requirements of their horses.

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The 7 Most Common Mistakes Made When Feeding Horses

August 19th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Making mistakes when it comes to feeding your horses can compromise their health and cost you money in wasted feed. Unfortunately, the way horses are typically fed is greatly affected by the desire to rush through a busy schedule. Instead, as a horse owner, the nutritional needs of your horses should be a top priority.

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Round Bale Feeders Benefit Horse Owners

July 29th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Feed is one of the greatest expenses that a horse owner will face. The price of hay often fluctuates, which impacts the total cost of caring for your horses. Horse owners often look for any way to keep the costs of feed down to positively impact their bottom line. One way this can be achieved is by using a round bale feeder.

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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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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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How To Identify Good Quality Horse Hay

April 25th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

There are several factors that you should consider when selecting and storing horse hay. The freshness of the hay, the appearance and type, and how you store it all come together to determine the quality. Protecting your finances by selecting good quality hay and making sure to store it properly will make you and your horse happy.

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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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What To Feed Your Livestock During A Hay Shortage

April 15th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Many areas will occasionally experience hay shortages due to drought or other reasons. Livestock owners need to find alternatives for feeding their animals or extending their dwindling supplies during a hay shortage. It is important to research alternatives before you start your animals on a new feeding program. Most counties have cooperative extension agents that will give you advice about how to implement change. You may want to consult with your veterinarian for his or her opinion as well. When you are facing a hay shortage, there are several supplemental options to consider.

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