Posts Categorized: Hay Products

The History Of The American Hay Market

November 30th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

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

November 30th, 2016 - SEOTERIC
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 To Choose High Quality Brome Hay Bales

November 1st, 2016 - SEOTERIC
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

September 29th, 2016 - SEOTERIC
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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4 Important Things To Know About Organic Hay

September 29th, 2016 - SEOTERIC
Field of grass and hay bales

The process of certifying organic quality hay can be slightly difficult, but producing this crop is a rewarding experience. The producer has to undergo a process that takes time, a lot of paperwork, and must meet inspection standards. This process ensures that the land, equipment, operations, and livestock feed produced are up to par. It is important to understand the differences between organic and regular hay and the requirements that are expected of organic feed producers. Farmers should also understand the nutritional facts about organic hay and the rising demand for this food source.

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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 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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How To Produce High Quality Hay

August 17th, 2016 - SEOTERIC
Tractor hauling large round bales of hay

Whether you are growing hay for your own operation or selling it to others, you should make sure your crop is of the best quality possible. Your number one priority is to produce a high-quality product in a cost effective way. The following tips will help you grow high quality hay without breaking your budget.

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Save Money And Eliminate Waste Using Hay Feeders

July 18th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Many types of hay feeders are available today. In fact, there are more varieties available now than there ever have been. However, it can be hard for cattle farmers to choose the type that is right for their budget and livestock. Investing in a hay feeder, no matter which design, is better than allowing cattle access to their bales directly. Cows can move the hay outside of the bale, resulting in wasted product and money. The following details the benefits of using hay feeders as well as the improvements that have been made to basic versions.

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A Short History Of Haymaking

June 24th, 2016 - SEOTERIC
Tractor hauling large round bales of hay

The process of haymaking has been around for hundreds of years. Although today’s machinery makes for a much simpler and faster task, haymaking was once a very difficult, time consuming job. In the 17th and 18th centuries, haymakers had little output. The process of harvesting hay was done using bare hands or crude tools. Thankfully, seeds were brought from abroad so farmers could make a greater quantity of the product in a shorter amount of time. Further advancements over the years made the haymaking process less tiresome. The following information will cover the rise of haymaking as tools and machinery advanced and increased the industry’s popularity.

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