Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Hay Stacks in the Small Farmer Market

Look heavier stacks of hay

I know that hay is food for livestock such as cows, horses and sheep in the winter or during long drought. But, I just get new knowledge that other function of hay stacks is for erosion control or for landscaping called as a straw hay.

Hay for food has two types: lighter and heavier, but both fairly cheap in respect for price. The heavier ones contain higher protein. In addition to nutritious value, people look for dryness of hay. 

Lighter hay

Dryness relates to quality, since wet hay means easy to be destroyed or rotten by mold. To be easy to be dried and stored, many people choose round than square bales. Round bales also easier to wrap with plastic. 

I saw in the small farmer market not in great number of hay stacks, may be not sold for farmers or ranchers, but for individuals who feed their pets such as rabbit and deer or for decoration purposes only. 

I found square hay only, no round bales. The size might be 40 pounds (20 kg), not that big and heavy. It is might be due to storage capacity of market.


23 comments:

  1. ...and hay is sold as first, second or perhaps third cutting. Wrapped round bales are the norm here.

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      Dryness relates to quality, since wet hay means easy to be destroyed or rotten by mold. To be easy to be dried and stored, many people choose round than square bales. Round bales also easier to wrap with plastic.

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  2. My neighbour who is so into planting all kinds of stuff - she gave me the butterfly pea flower seedlings - will always ask for the freshly cut grass everytime I get somebody to come and mow my lawn and sweep up the grass. She puts it around her plants, says it is very fertile. I guess it is something like compost, a natural fertiliser.

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      Look heavier stacks of hay

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      Look heavier stacks of hay

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  3. Over here we don't get to see these hay. We usually see freshly cut grass used for feeding the animals.

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    1. I see....
      thank you for reading:
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      I know that hay is food for livestock such as cows, horses and sheep in the winter or during long drought.

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      I know that hay is food for livestock such as cows, horses and sheep in the winter or during long drought. But, I just get new knowledge that other function of hay stacks is for erosion control or for landscaping called as a straw hay.

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  4. When i was little I got to ride in the back of a beat up old pick-up truck with my cousins and help throw bales of hay into the field to feed grandfater's cows. Thank you for reminding me of such good times.

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    1. wonderful memories...

      thank you for reading:
      Hay Stacks in the Small Farmer Market
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      Hay, Stacks, in, the, Small, Farmer Market.

      Hay for food has two types: lighter and heavier, but both fairly cheap in respect for price.

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      Lighter hay

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  5. Hay, over here in Ireland, is wrapped in round bales.

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    1. I see...

      thank you for reading:
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      Hay, Stacks, in, the, Small, Farmer, Market.

      The heavier ones contain higher protein.

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    2. Hay Stacks in the Small Farmer Market
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      Dryness relates to quality, since wet hay means easy to be destroyed or rotten by mold. To be easy to be dried and stored, many people choose round than square bales. Round bales also easier to wrap with plastic.

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  6. I learned something new today. Thank you!

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      In addition to nutritious value, people look for dryness of hay.

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      Lighter hay

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    1. thank you for reading:
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      Dryness relates to quality, since wet hay means easy to be destroyed or rotten by mold.

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  9. Did you buy any hay? How does the hay smell like? We don't see any hay around here.

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    1. no, never buy any hay...the smell like dried grass
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      To be easy to be dried and stored, many people choose round than square bales.

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