Posts Categorized: Hay Quality

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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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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6 Facts About Hay You Probably Don’t Know

August 10th, 2016 - SEOTERIC
Field of grass and hay bales

Farmers rely on the success of their livestock operation by feeding them hay when foraging growth is not available. The health of your animals depends on the quality of the hay that they are given. The following are six interesting facts about hay that most people probably don’t know.

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3 Benefits Of Hydrating Your Livestock Using Quality Hay

August 5th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Heat can be difficult for livestock to bear during the hot summer months. The effects of overheating can harm the animals as well as the pocketbooks of farmers who own the livestock. Medical bills and death due to this overheating can be a huge expense. It is extremely important to keep your livestock cool during these increasingly hot months. Though most people understand the normal procedures, like making sure there is enough water readily available, there is one lesser known safety commodity during this time. This commodity, quality hay, is great at helping to keep your livestock hydrated.

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When Is The Best Time To Cut Hay?

July 25th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Making sure to cut your hay at the ideal stage can be a difficult task. Figuring out the right time to cut depends on several factors. These factors include the type of grass, the maturity, the shape and size of desired bales, weather conditions, when it will be baled, and the moisture content.

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The Effects Of Weathering On Hay

June 24th, 2016 - SEOTERIC
Large round bales of hay covered by hut

Hay has long been the most commonly used food for livestock across the country. Unfortunately, great losses are common as well, especially in areas where rainfall amounts are high. Statistics reveal that 10 percent of the cost of livestock production comes from hay storage and feeding losses. Despite these high numbers, many people don’t realize how much hay loss they actually experience. Weathering is the major reason for this type of loss. This condition occurs when the bales are stored outside and become exposed to the elements. The longer weathering occurs, the greater the loss. It is important for anyone who feeds their animals hay to understand how weathering can be so damaging and how bales can be safely stored.

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Demand For Organic Hay Is On The Rise

June 16th, 2016 - SEOTERIC
Field of grass and hay bales

There are a lot of organic products available to us today. It is only natural that the demand for feeding our animals organic products is also rising. Organic hay is becoming more popular because it is showing signs of improving health and production in cows. If you are looking to join the organic hay market, the following will help you understand how to make it certified and how to sell it.

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