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We try to keep these up to date with the hay we are currently sending out.
Our Soft Hay comes from long established meadows that have not been ploughed and re seeded for many years, this type of hay has that wonderful fragrance we associate with fresh cut hay and is likely to include older type grasses like Cocksfoot Fescues Crested Dogstail to name a few. It has finer stems and slower growing. If you want to avoid sharper bits of hay then this is probably the one to choose.
Stalky or Seed Hay is from fields that have been re-seeded with a more vigorous modern grass variety mainly from the Rye variety of grasses, this hay will have thicker stems and more of a yellow colour as the stems need more sun to dry out which will take the green colour away a little more, smell will be different too but has a higher feed value and especially good for wearing teeth down.
English Timothy Hay grown here in the UK has a thick stem too and has large seed heads so also a good feed. It can be a difficult crop to make hay of in this country as it requires lots of sun to dry out the hard and robust stems need especially good weather to make properly.
Could be an alternative to the more expensive American Timothy.
American Timothy Hay grown in Washington State USA is the same variety as the English version but they have better growing climate, cold winters and hot summers, so this has a much greener colour and is favoured all over the world for it’s consistent quality.
Meadow Mix These are two completely different hays that you will never find naturally growing together, English grown meadow hay and American Timothy grown in Washington State USA, we mix these two together here at roughly 50/50. Just make foraging a bit more interesting for your animals.
We only supply in 2kg boxes
Straw is the stem from of the cereal crop. Unlike grass for hay it has to be sown or planted every year. When harvest time comes in late summer and the corn is ready to be cut a large combine harvester is used and the machine separates the grain from the stem leaving the straw. We use Barley straw which has a rich bright golden colour. It’s a good source of fibre and is also used for bedding.
Hay is made just once a year usually June or July and then stored for the rest of the year, one of the key factors to quality and incredibly important is the weather, when its growing and when it is made, these two major factors dictate the quality every year whether its good quality and plentiful or not so good and in short supply, this can be quite hard for us as you are only as good as the last bale you sold!
So in some years this can make the quality of hay we demand pretty hard to find, you probably know this already as hay available in the shops can be hit and miss, lots of harmful dust usually chopped up and questionable quality.
Our business provides the total opposite, Best high quality hay with the choice of different textures, full length and not chopped and in addition to this our unique dust removal process eliminates practically all the harmful and damaging air borne dust.
There are different types too which you can mix and match for a variety or just find one type that may be preferred over another.
Our business provides the choice of different textures, full length and not chopped and in addition to this our unique dust removal process eliminates practically all the harmful and damaging air borne dust, its possible to mix and match on different types too either for a variety or just to trial one type that may be preferred over another. But please remember it’s a natural product and it will vary all the time.