MixesBlends of Hay
Types of HayGrass Hay
Questions to Ask SellerWhen was it planted?
What was the Exact Mixture Sown?
How mature was it when Mowed?
Do you have test results for this hay?
What is your fertilizer program?
Understanding What You Are BuyingOn the buyer's end...
On the Grower's End
Types of HayLegumes
Legumes are generally high nutrition forages. Most people are familiar with Alfalfa and Clovers, but don't necessarily understand them.
The single most important factor in legume hay quality is the maturity at which it was cut. Our target for Alfalfa is 30 - 40 days...but mother nature often modifies our plans with a little inclement weather.
Thus, we harvest at the maturity allowed by the weather...and price our hay based on the actual nutritional value that the testing shows is in the hay.
We plant several different varieties of alfalfa, and several different blendings. Good alfalfa comes from good seed and proper seedbeds. Not cheap, and not easy.