Posts Categorized: Healthy Hay

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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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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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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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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3 Things You Need To Know About Using Moldy Hay

May 27th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Whenever there is a wet summer, pastures grow at extraordinary rates and ranchers have more than enough hay. Although rain brings a good crop, it also brings increasing amounts of mold. The more that grass is rained on, the more likely mold is to appear.

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3 Tips For Handling And Storing Wet Hay

May 12th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

When your hay gets wet, you may face a number of issues that affect its quality and safety. However, there are ways to handle and store wet hay that can minimize these problems. First, you must decide whether or not to bale the wet hay. Next, you must understand the issues that can arise from wet hay. The last tip you can use to handle hay is to know how to properly store it to prevent exposure to moisture.

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How To Have A Successful First Hay Cutting

May 12th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

It is possible to get a good hay crop during your first cutting, even if there are delays in the process. The first thing you should do is evaluate the stand and consider if you need to raise the cutting height. Other important aspects include evaluating moisture content, making sure that the hay is properly cured, and having a nutritional analysis done to plan nutritional needs.

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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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Choosing A Good Quality Hay For Horses

April 8th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Despite their large size and apparent durability, horses have a surprisingly delicate digestive system. It is important to make sure you are choosing the best possible hay for your horses. A horse’s diet should consist of hay with a high nutritional content and should be tailored to the animal’s needs. You can choose a good quality hay by understanding the nutritional requirements of your horses and the importance of inspection prior to feeding.

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