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        03-25-2013, 01:33 PM
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    Unfortunately it's what some people are willing to do to save a buck, you don't know the exact circumstances and you say there is better quality for the same price but who knows, maybe BO was able to strike a deal with these guys. Do they generally know what they're doing in terms of feed?
    It sucks that they're trying to feed this, but just look at the bright side... at least you're getting out of there!
         
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        03-25-2013, 01:35 PM
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    Originally Posted by Kayella    
    Trust me, down here in Texas we felt the pain of the drought/wildfires 1-2 years ago. It was $16-20 a bale for 40 lb weedy bales. We were lucky that my two horses had 8 acres all to themselves, but my friend was not so lucky.

    That really is bad hay. You said this was the BO that bought the hay? I recall you saying they weren't "horsey"? Maybe they don't know any better? Of course they're going to go for the cheaper hay if they have no idea what the quality difference is. But good on you for going out and getting different hay that is better quality. I'm sure your ponies appreciate it. :)
    actually the BO's brother in law who is a higher up in the local 4H and runs part of the other side "found" the hay and was bragging about how he did. This is after they turned down the hay the BM found for $1 more that was the best hay I've seen in a long time. If there was nothing else around I would not complain.
         
        03-25-2013, 01:41 PM
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    Unfortunately it's what some people are willing to do to save a buck, you don't know the exact circumstances and you say there is better quality for the same price but who knows, maybe BO was able to strike a deal with these guys. Do they generally know what they're doing in terms of feed?
    It sucks that they're trying to feed this, but just look at the bright side... at least you're getting out of there!
    no the Normally let the MB manage feed of thier. And the Hay is normally Baled out of the pasture on sight
         
        03-25-2013, 01:44 PM
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    I know how it is to have a BO that will buy crappier hay to have some money. I hate it. When you said it's crp hay did you mean actual crp hay or crap hay? If actual crp hay I wouldn't feed it either. To many issues with it this year.
    well It is pretty close to crp , but I did mean Crap.
         
        03-25-2013, 04:37 PM
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    Looks like they baled a cornfield. The hay part doesnt look to bad except for being quite mature, course and looks like its a bit stemmy. I think if it were clean, it would be ok in a pinch/hay shortages etc. But Id be worried about the corn in the bales. Corn stalks are dangerous for horses. Mycotoxins are a very real threat.

    http://www.equinews.com/answer-excha...-stalks-horses
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        03-25-2013, 05:04 PM
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    The hay doesn't look great to much junk in it. I wouldn't feed it to my horses unless that was the only hay to be found.

    Iv fed corn stocks to my horses with no issues was from our own garden. Fed corn stocks to them every summer for years.
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        03-25-2013, 05:19 PM
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    Totally agree Spirit88
         
        03-25-2013, 05:22 PM
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    Looks like they baled a cornfield. The hay part doesnt look to bad except for being quite mature, course and looks like its a bit stemmy. I think if it were clean, it would be ok in a pinch/hay shortages etc. But Id be worried about the corn in the bales. Corn stalks are dangerous for horses. Mycotoxins are a very real threat.

    Feeding Ear Corn and Corn Stalks to Horses | Equinews
    this was my biggest fear that is why I got my own Hay when I found the corn Trash in there. I see people let the horses in corn fields all the time. Um hubby works for a seed corn company I sent him a picture of this and he about came unglued
         
        03-25-2013, 09:31 PM
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    It is a risk every time you feed untested corn. I have done it before too when we gardened not knowing any better but you can't see mycotoxins. They kill. Not worth the risk.
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        03-25-2013, 09:36 PM
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    I have never seen hay like that!!!! Around here, the hay is pretty much top quality, no drought issues fortunately.
         

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