One might be inclined to think use the terms “hay” or “straw” interchangeably, but they are actually quite different. In fact, many of the things that people think of as being hay, like the material you sit in during a hayride, are actually straw.
Useful information and great tips for hay management, hay saving from feeding your livestock of cows, cattle, horses and sheep using round bale hay feeders.
There are times when fresh forage inventories are threatened. During these times, it pays to have a supply of fermented and preserved feeds. While fermented feeds can take a lot of work to produce, they are well worth the effort.
To reduce waste and shorten the amount of time to harvest, you may want to consider making your own baleage. When done correctly, this process can cost-effectively increase the quality of feed. Before you dive in, however, it is essential to understand the steps required to make quality baleage.
Everyone knows that livestock feed shouldn’t be moldy, old or otherwise low-quality hay. What everyone may not know, however, is that feeding livestock the highest quality hay at all times isn’t necessary. In fact, in many cases doing so doesn’t make sense.
Although it fell out of favor years ago, hay tedding is making a comeback on many farms. So, what is hay tedding and why is it enjoying a resurgence after so many years?