RICHLAND LOCALLY GROWN ALFALFA HAY FOR SALE
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We supply the Best Hay Products in the Tri Cities, Columbia Basin Area.
We take great pride in the superior quality of our Equine Products
Complimentary Samples Are Available!!
If you are not sure what is the best feed for your horse we have information on each page of this website telling you about each type of hay and the
RFV( Relative Food Values) for each kind.
Our Hay Products
Big Alfalfa Bales
Alfalfa Hay for Cattle
We Offer Delivery of our Hay Products
We can deliver our hay products directly to you, and will stack the load in your barn. You don't have to worry about getting a truck and paying someone to help you load, unload and stack your hay. We have the truck, we have the flatbed for the hay, and we will stack it neatly in your hay storage area for you.
Feeding Alfalfa hay to horses
In general Alfalfa is the best source for energy and nutrients.
Types of hay & grasses that test Lower for energy and nutrients are, in order: orchard grass, timothy and at the bottom “local” grass mixes (those grown West of the Cascades).
Alfalfa is a great source of forage for all horses due to its relatively high digestibility, high calories per pound, lower sugar and starches per pound, and is highly palatable. For picky eaters alfalfa has lot's of tasty leaves and less hard rough stems.
By Natalie Shaw – Equine Nutrition Specialist for CHS Nutrition/Equis Feeds
Our area of delivery includes the entire Tri Cities area and within a 60 mile radius.
how much hay will I need?
Horse owners need to decide how much hay they will need. The storage available will determine whether you can purchase your entire hay needs at one time or make several purchases at different times as space becomes available.
Different types of hay and different sizes of bales all have different weight.
Horses being used in different ways have different nutritional needs. Pregnant mares and babies have different needs than older horses. You will want to get your babies off to the best health and growth as possible.
Horses that are on pasture and only being used occasionally have different needs than horses being kept in a dry lot or stall and are being ridden and worked more.
Larger horses have different needs than the smaller breeds such as Arabians.
It is very important to try to keep your horse at the optimal weight. Not too thin as to see the hip bones, ribs etc. But not too heavy as to be overweight as this can cause other health issues. Talk to your veterinarian to make sure you are buying the best feed possible for the needs and requirements of your horse.
*****Horses eat hay by the pound, not by the bale. *****
To ensure that you have enough hay for your horses, it's critical to buy baled hay based on total weight rather than on number of bales.
How many tons of hay does a horse eat??
From Dr. Christine King
"Calculating how much hay to buy."
If you have enough space and you want to be sure you have enough hay to last for at least 6 months, here are some guidelines for figuring out how much hay to buy...
Calculating how much hay to buy.
Probably the most basic guideline is to buy as much hay as you have room to store properly - i.e. out of the elements. That means under cover, off the ground, and out of direct sunlight.
If you have enough space and you want to be sure you have enough hay to last for at least 6 months, here are some guidelines for figuring out how much hay to buy:
* calculate using a feeding rate of 2% body weight (bwt) per day per horse
- for the average non-pregnant adult 1,000-lb horse in good body condition, that means
~ 20 lbs of hay per day if the horse has little or no pasture access and is not in regular work
- for easy keepers and for horses who have some pasture available, use a rate of
1.5% bwt/day, or 15 lbs/day for a 1,000-lb horse
- for hard keepers and for horses in regular work, use a rate of 3% bwt/day, or 30 lbs/day for a 1,000-lb horse with little or no pasture access
* 1 US ton = 2,000 lbs
- so, 1 ton of hay = 100 days' supply (a little over 3 months) for one 1,000-lb horse when fed at 2% bwt/day
- 2 tons = 200 days (6-7 months) for one horse, and so on
- multiply by the number of horses to be fed
- there's a simple formula at the bottom of the page to help you calculate your hay needs.
Please contact us at least 2 weeks Before you will need your hay.
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Simply fill in the quote box above. We need to know what type of feed you would like. We need to know what quantity you need. And we need to know if you would like delivery of your product. Our Equine Specialist will get back to you as soon as possible to give you a quote.
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