Posts Categorized: Hay

Bale Grazing

April 1st, 2019 - SEOTERIC

Bale grazing has become an efficient way to feed cattle during winter months for many ranchers in colder regions of the U.S. By setting out evenly spaced bales in a field for cattle to graze, the waste from feeding and manure from cows can fertilize multiple fields during a winter. The bales, set out every two to four weeks, retain their nutrients because of the cold weather and lack of moisture. This method uses less land than stockpile or swath grazing would and can save ranchers valuable time. Many who utilize bale grazing suggest starting with just a few fields and a short period when first trying this method, as well as to be aware when the winter will end and thawing periods start.

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A Healthy Cows Diet

March 22nd, 2019 - SEOTERIC

A Healthy Cows Diet

Your cattle’s health has a direct causal relationship with the diet they receive. They need distinct ingredients in the makeup of their diet in order to grow into a healthy cow. Beef cattle require a mix of proteins, minerals, and vitamins in their diet. A cow can extract protein from plants such as Timothy grass, and also get their protein from legumes such as alfalfa hay. Minerals such as zinc, copper, and iodine are essential to a cow’s health and can be found in their feed. Making sure the feed is grown from quality soil is important in making sure there are enough nutrients in the feed. Vitamins A, D, and E are also important to a cows diet and can be found in quality feed.

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Alfalfa Hay Industry Forecast

March 1st, 2019 - SEOTERIC

Global Alfalfa Hay Forecasts

Looking at the future of the Alfalfa Hay production and distribution industry is important for hay farmers to at least consider when choosing what crops to grow. Fortunately, this particular market is continuing to grow around the world, and the United States is positioned as a key exporter. According to Mordor Intelligence, the compound annual growth rate of the global Alfalfa Hay market will be 7.3% from 2018 to 2023.

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Advances in the Hay Industry

March 1st, 2019 - SEOTERIC

Advances in the Hay Industry

A particular tech has recently flooded the agricultural industry. It has been nearly 2 and a half years since the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration released commercial drone regulations, and since, drones have become more and more popular in farming. Munich Reinsurance America Inc. found that 74% of U.S. farmers currently use or are considering using drones to manage farms. These drones can be particularly useful for mobile surveillance and pesticide spreading. Imagine the time a farmer saves being able to check all of his hay for hail damage from one location.

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Know Your Hay

March 1st, 2019 - SEOTERIC

Know your hay!

We can define hay as feed for animals that are typically composed of dried grasses, legumes (not beans!), and grain straw. Hay is meant to replace the need for grazing, especially during winter or times when pastures are not optimal for grazing.

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How to sell hay online

August 7th, 2018 - SEOTERIC

Selling hay online requires detailed product descriptions and the right online platform. Selling hay online is just like selling any other product online. The better description you can give of your product and the more contact information you provide entices more buyers to purchase. Using the right online platform is another important factor to selling hay online. If the website is reputable and offers easy transactions between sellers and buyers, selling your hay online will be a lot easier. SB Hay and Feed serves to connect livestock owners who have an abundance of hay with livestock owners in need of hay. This online platform connects farmers and livestock owners across the nation to provide an easy way for them to find the best hay and feed for their horses and cattle.

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Hay shortages in dry summer months

June 18th, 2018 - SEOTERIC

This summer, hay supplies in the midwest United States may be lower than usual. A particularly dry winter, especially in areas like Southwest Missouri, prevented grass from growing to preferable heights and has caused livestock owners to have to use more hay than usual. Because of the increase in need for hay, livestock owners may find themselves having less hay stored up to use throughout the year. As the summer weather heats up, this shortage in hay may only continue to worsen, so how can livestock owners keep their livestock healthy and well-fed?

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Stretching Your Hay Supply In Winter Months

March 2nd, 2018 - SEOTERIC

During long winter months, owners of livestock often struggle to keep their animals well-fed. When snow falls, cold rain pours, or a freeze covers the pasture, the quality and availability of hay and feed dramatically decreases. In order to keep livestock healthy, owners have to work extra hard to extend the range of a bale of hay and acquire additional bales.

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Finding the best hay online

January 30th, 2018 - SEOTERIC

In our world of digital prominence, more and more industries are finding it beneficial to turn to online platforms to increase sales. Online selling platforms allow sellers to increase their exposure to buyers as well as increases the variety of goods available to buyers! For owners of livestock, horses, or cattle, this is a great solution when a bad season hits and the supply of hay and feed for animals runs low.

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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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