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        09-10-2007, 08:21 AM
      #11
    Showing
    That's cheaper than our areas. We have $6, $50 and looks like it's going to be worse soon. :(
         
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        09-18-2007, 12:27 AM
      #12
    Foal
    we're paying

    $3.75 bale, delivered about 45 min, nice mixture of timothy and alphalpha, in nw indiana
         
        09-18-2007, 12:57 AM
      #13
    Foal
    WOW, I want some.
         
        09-18-2007, 04:53 AM
      #14
    Weanling
    Wow! That's great! Last year the hay shortage got so bad here that round bales went for $90 if you could even find them!!! We finally found someone to sell us about 300 small squares for 6.50 each. They got up to $9 for the small ones!!

    We also supplemented with beet pulp. Actually it isn't true that you have to soak it. We have fed it plenty of times dry with no problems. The is an article on the net that talks all about beet pulp by a vet. I'll try to find it. But if you have any doubts or concerns, by all means soak it. There's not a lot of nutritional value to it, but it has lots of fiber which your horse really needs. Definitely feed with a good grain.
         
        09-21-2007, 09:11 PM
      #15
    Started
    Wow we pay $70 for a 1600 lbs round bale and we get a few square bales free once in a while (our hay guys loves us)
         
        09-22-2007, 04:23 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    As I've said before, I think I'll move to your side of the ocean. We've had a bad year on crops this year, with the bizarre weather and floods.

    Normally a small bale here is about £3, So approx $6 in your money, For a large round is normally £40, approx $80.
    But with the bad weather, prices are currently at Small bales £4 to £5 ($8 to $10) and large rounds £50 ($100). And they are expected to increase again. :(
         
        09-22-2007, 11:21 AM
      #17
    Started
    Ouch that's a lot, alfafa is going at 130 a ton here, that's why every one around town is switching to pm6 hay here, we're just about to cut our field soon, (just cow feed) and trading it off for hay (cheaper that way)
         
        09-24-2007, 06:49 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Wow, I am glad I live where I do. It is about $3.75 small and $25-$35 for the big round
         
        09-24-2007, 07:20 PM
      #19
    Started
    Ok kieth i'm moving in with you lol....what kind of hay???,
         
        09-25-2007, 08:00 AM
      #20
    Showing
    Hay is more expensive this year, but the quality somewhat much nicer (hay is from the same supplier). Wondering whether it's because of the cold May-June we had this year....?
         

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