Posts Categorized: Hay

Tips for Increasing Hay Production

October 2nd, 2019 - SEOTERIC

Many farm animals can survive by grazing on the land, but this isn’t a feasible option when the number of animals become too large or the amount of graze-able land is limited. To solve that problem, hay was introduced as a stable, high-quality animal feed that could be produced rapidly and in large amounts.

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Types of Hay

August 12th, 2019 - SEOTERIC

The type of hay that you feed your animals is one of the most important factors in ensuring a successful farm. Depending on which types of animals you’re feeding and the environmental conditions of your farm, you may need a certain type of hay in order to make sure your animals are as healthy as possible. Read on to learn about a few of the many types of hay and to find out which type of hay is right for your farm!

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Baleage 101

July 2nd, 2019 - SEOTERIC

Baleage, also known as haylage or baled silage, occurs when you bail hay at a moisture level between 45 and 65 percent with a round baler and then have it sealed tightly in a plastic bale bag to keep oxygen out. This prevents rotting and allows for fermentation that naturally occurs in livestock’s digestive system. A hole the size of a penny in the plastic wrap can cause serious rot in your hay.

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Hay Storage: Important Do’s and Don’ts

June 4th, 2019 - SEOTERIC

When it comes to storing your hay, nothing can be done halfway. It is important to take great care when storing hay bales in order to avoid possible spoilage, fire, or other unwanted circumstances.  Make your hay last and remain high-quality by following the do’s and don’ts below!

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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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