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 for their protein, fiber, moisture, mineral, and vitamin content, providing valuable insights into their suitability for specific animals’ dietary needs. Lab testing helps identify any potential nutrient deficiencies or imbalances that could impact the health and performance of the animals consuming the hay. Moreover, it allows for the detection of harmful substances such as mold, mycotoxins, and other contaminants that might pose health risks to the animals.

By regularly conducting lab tests on grass hay, farmers, pet owners, and livestock managers can make informed decisions about supplementation and ensure the overall well-being and productivity of their animals. most feed strores in the Northern California areas of Redding, Anderson, Cottownwood, and Palo Cedro do not test thier hay

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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

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

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Understanding Grass Hay varieties

There are several main varieties of grass hay, each offering unique nutritional profiles and characteristics for various animal needs. Timothy hay is one of the most popular and widely available