Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
If you can, I would buy a few bales of hay that you know are good until you can get this other hay figured out.
Pictures might help in telling what kind of hay it is. Was it imported in to your area and sold at auction, or sold by a local farmer?
If it does turn out to be no good, sell it to someone with cows. Hay has to be pretty gross before it's no good for cows as they have multiple stomachs to process it with.
As far as the moisture, you can either run some fans on it during the day, or if there's no electric or you're at a boarding barn, put table salt on it to wick the moisture.
The good thing with table salt is it won't hurt the horses, plus I have heard folks claim it keeps the mice off the hay, thus eliminating mouse droppings and urine.