We offer a variety of forage products to meet your needs. Organic options are available and ALL our hay is produced acid-free
HAY AND STRAW PRODUCTS
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First Cutting Timothy Grass
Timothy grass hay is typically considered a staple for livestock, including cattle, horses, rabbits & cavy. The first cutting of the season is much higher in fiber compared to other cuts. The first cutting is sometimes stalky and also drier than other cuts of hay. Our Timothy grass hay is a mixed hay with smaller components of other grass species such as Fescue & Orchard, and may contain some clover.
Our First Cutting Grass Hay is Pesticide-free and we offer cuts from certified organic fields. Price: $6/bale (2018); Certified Organic Hay, $6/bale (2018). Discounts offered for orders of 500 or more. Local delivery available (see delivery page for details and pricing).
Second Cutting Timothy Grass
In the Orange County area, 2nd cut Timothy is cut in late July or early August. It has a higher leaf to stem ratio than the 1st cutting. It also has a beautiful green color, has some stem and seed heads, but a lot more leaf than 1st cutting. The 2nd cut Timothy we supply is high in fiber and is cut early so there is plenty of nutrition in the hay. The stems are much smaller than 1st cutting. This is softer to the touch than first cutting. Second cutting timothy price is $6/bale (2018).
First Cutting Canary Grass
Our Certified Organic Canary Grass has a thicker stem and is drier than the Timothy Grass. Some animals are sensitive to moisture in the hay; Canary grass has a very low moisture content. The stalks are yellow with green leaves. Canary has a very high fiber content (12-15%) compared to Timothy Grass (6-8% fiber). Canary grass generally has a lower protein (6%) compared to Timothy Grass (8%).
Good hay must be baled within 5 days of mowing. In the event of unexpected rainy weather, we are unable to bale the hay within the 5 day window. The product is still clean, but much of the nutrients have been leached from the hay resulting in a brown color. It is in this case that we bale mulch hay.
Mulch hay is not one of our focal crops, but if the weather is uncooperative and rainy, we may have a significant amount of mulch hay in stock. Mulch hay sells for $4/bale. Discounts offered for orders of 500 or more.
Wheat straw has a variety of uses but is most commonly used for bedding. Clean fibers are softer than Rye straw, but also less durable. These bales shake and fluff out easily. This straw will be more earthy in color and not as shiny or waxy as Rye Straw.
Rye straw is the longest baled plant available. It is bright yellow with a shiny, waxy finish. This product is usually used in racetrack bedding, but has many applications including fall decoration, erosion control and everyday livestock bedding.