What makes good horse hay

Good horse hay is characterized by several essential qualities that cater to the specific dietary needs and well-being of horses. Firstly, it must be clean and free from mold, dust, and contaminants, ensuring optimal respiratory health for the animals. Good hay should also exhibit a vibrant green color, indicating its freshness and high nutritional value.

The ideal hay for horses contains a balanced mix of grasses and legumes, providing a diverse array of nutrients like protein, vitamins, and minerals. Additionally, the hay should be harvested at the right stage of maturity to retain its maximum nutritional content. A sweet, pleasant smell is another sign of good horse hay, making it more appealing to the horses and encouraging healthy eating habits. Finally, consistent batch-to-batch quality and proper storage practices ensure that the hay retains its nutritional integrity, making it a reliable and crucial component of a horse’s diet. Most feed strores in the Northern California areas of Redding, Anderson, Cottownwood, and Palo Cedro carry grass hay suitable for feeding horses

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Recognizing an Illegal Hauler

Federal Law requires that all persons and/or companies that operate a Commercial motor vehicle, i.e. those that haul horses for a fee or ANY kind of compensation, must have the

Estimates for Nutrient Requirements

The National Research Council of the National Academies provides documents on nutrient requirements of animals. The estimates provided in the tables in this Fact Sheet are based on recommendations from

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Why we lab test grass hay

Lab testing grass hay is a crucial practice to ensure the nutritional quality and safety of the forage being provided to animals. Through laboratory analysis, hay samples can be assessed

Mountain Hay vs Valley Hay

Mountain hay and valley hay differ primarily in their growing environments and resulting nutritional qualities. Mountain hay is harvested from higher elevations areas in norther california, typically found in mountainous