Hay Stacks in the Small Farmer Market – Part 1

Saturday, November 19, 2022

I know and you might understand as well that hay is “a good food” for different type of livestock.



Image 1- Hay stacks for sale


The livestock which eat hay in the winter or during long drought may include like:

- cows

- horses

- and sheep


Hay for food has two types: lighter and heavier, but both fairly cheap in respect for price.



Image 2- Outdoor, Illustration only


The heavier ones contain higher protein. It is said that “alfalfa hay” may contain protein up to 21%, higher compared to grass hay.


The grass hay may contain protein about 10% only, or even less than 10%, depend on many factors.



Image 3- Stacks of hay in the corner


In addition to nutritious value, people look for dryness of hay. We might wonder: Why?


It is because dryness relates to quality, since wet hay means easy to be destroyed or rotten by mold.


To be easy to be dried and stored, many people choose round than square bales. Round bales also easier to wrap with plastic.


# To be continued to Part 2


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15 comments:

  1. ...like most things, the price of hay has gone up.

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  2. Hay bales sell for good profits here in down under

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  3. The comparison shows that protein's percentage doubled. Interesting info!
    Have a nice Sunday :-)

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  4. What a interesting post, thanks for your sharing....

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  5. Good to know about the protein in hay! Some use those squares for their back yards for critters to stay warm in..in the winter too.

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  7. I remember that my grandfather did hay stacks in this shape, not round one.

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  8. Interesting, thanks for sharing.

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  9. Hola! en mi tierra se ven mucho, hay mucho ganado. Besos

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