Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
I'm in the middle of beef cattle country, so the smallest herd I've seen has been about 200 head.
The beef farmers around here cut and bale their own, but I know what their fields look like and they bale everything, which includes weeds, inedible plants, etc. They also cut and then immediately bale it. At no time does it have time to dry properly for horses. It's intended for cattle, period.
People cutting and baling for horses do it differently. I have no problem with buying round bales if I know the hay has been cut, dried, baled, and stored properly with horses in mind. Round bales aren't inherently 'cow hay' just because they're round.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 05-07-2010 at 01:00 PM.