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    12-06-2009, 12:06 PM
Peanut Hay?

I have seen local ads for peanut hay on my local CL so I googled it. Apparently a very good peanut hay is equivalent nutritionally to an ok bale of alfalfa and is more palatable to horses than alfalfa.

Just wondering...anyone use it? Thoughts? I assume you feed it like you feed alfalfa. I can only find it here in round bales (I assume for cows) and it is so much cheaper than alfalfa and coastal 1250# bale for $55. I pay $70 for a maybe 1000# round bale of coastal.
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    12-06-2009, 12:46 PM
Hmmm.. learn something new everyday. Never heard of this before. And I've been around a long time

And to say more palatable than alfalfa? Last time I looked Alfalfa was pretty palatable for horses lol!

    12-07-2009, 09:49 AM
Generic comments about a hays suitability or lack thereof have no basis in a feeding program! You need a forage test to determine if the hay is good or bad for your paticular needs. Legume hay - ie, soybean hay, peanut hay, alfalfa, clover, pea, can all be good to excellent - they can also be poor to pathetic. A forage test will tell you.

A good price on a product comes from
1. Inferior Product

2. Ignorant Seller

3. Desperate Seller

4. Lack of demand for product

Find out why the hay is cheaper and that will tell you a lot about the nature of the product.
    12-07-2009, 10:40 AM
I would look at it first.
    12-07-2009, 01:01 PM
In the information I read on the internet it is less expensive hay so not just what I am reading on my local CL. That was one of the points in using this hay in the is less expensive if you can find it. I know how to choose hay thanks. I was wondering about the hay itself and if anyone had any input on the hay itself. I never said I was jumping to buy some. I don't just feed my horses something because it is cheap. I can get crappy round bales for $45 but I choose to spend more and buy higher quality. So don't assume I am buying this hay listed because it is cheap. I am trying to learn more about it.

If it is like alfalfa then it should not be fed in a round bale for horses. I did some more research last night. I also read that horses are less likely to colic and have impactions on it.
    12-07-2009, 02:45 PM
Why is it called peanut hay? Does it actually have anything to do with peanuts? Just wondering.
    12-07-2009, 03:29 PM
It is actually perinneal peanut hay. It has nothing to do with peanuts really... SS-AGR-39/AA148: Perennial Peanut: An Alternative Forage of Growing Importance
    12-07-2009, 03:34 PM
Did you come across any pictures?

Some horses are picky as far as texture and smell.
    12-07-2009, 03:49 PM
Well I don't know what it smells like but it looks like it is really leafy Midwest Feed and Farm - Hay


Legumes - Perennial Peanut - Forages of Florida - Solutions for Your Life - UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
    12-07-2009, 03:53 PM
That looks pretty good, that website picture. I don't think it would hurt to buy a bale and try it out. I am always curious about new feeds and things like that.

I usually don't pick out my own hay, the b.o. Supplies it. But I usually like the softer hay, that has a more vibrant color. Of course I don't go around buying pure alfalfa.

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