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post #31 of 45 Old 03-26-2013, 08:21 AM
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Whatever grasses that survived here last year to even make it to bale time was snatched up and shipped to other parts of the country. So not only are we hurting for hay, we are doubly hurting in an area of the country that normally has decent hay.
Many folks are paying an arm and a leg for stuff only half or even 1/3 as good as the pics on page 1 just to keep their animals alive.

And I thank the Lord I have a regular hay supplier who made just barely enough to cover my farm's needs and that it is decent quality.
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post #32 of 45 Old 03-26-2013, 08:29 AM
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reading a few of these, im pretty happy with the hay choices I've had. I mean, I buy once a week from the same guy every time. If he doesnt have t/a or o/a, he has coastal and alfalfa pellets. It would suck to not have any decent options.... especially with how picky Annie can be.

Heres to a better crop season.
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I'm with the OP I would be upset and working a deal to provide my own hay. Lucky me I put 200 bales in the barn last summer/fall and now am already back to feeding hay to supplement grazing and down to one horse.
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I agree with trinity I wouldn't be feeding that to my horses by choice. If I had no access to any other hay I would be picking through that bale and removing all of the crap. I usually buy hay from a family friend, but he had run out last spring and I had gotten a few bad bales from a local farmer when I was in desperate need. I ended up and paying an arm and a leg for (50$ per bale) two bales that which had thistles, corn stalks and branches running through the entire bale (round bale). I also found three cow skulls in another bale from the same guy. Imagine my confusion when I kept finding Cow skulls in my paddock ;)
OMG if I found bones I would Prob need a shrink EEEK I can't wait till my new barn is ready now. When I moved to this barn 8 months ago it was Fantastic. Till the BO sold the "other business " in Seattle and now are penny pinching and raising rates $25 on top of it. It is there place they can do what they want But I will not be staying along with 8 other boarders.

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post #35 of 45 Old 03-26-2013, 11:27 AM
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Heres to a better crop season.
I am praying for a better season since we feed our horses off the 20 acres of hay we have. 2 years ago we got over 1,000 square bales off of one cutting. (And got 3 cuttings!) This year we got 1 cutting, with maybe 300 bales.


Sadly, they are predicting a worse year this year for my area
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25.00 is a very small amount to raise to pay for hay this year. We have used CRP hay this winter and had no issues with it... and im feeding pregnant mares. If your horse is being grained.. the hay doesn't really matter to a point. Horses are not dumb. Mine pick out the good stuff and leave out the coarser stuff you are worried about.

I'd like you to see how much everything costs to care for your horse and add it up.. and see how that goes with what you pay.


MOST barns are lucky if they are "making" a buck a day per horse. There is very little money in horse boarding so yes saving a buck here and there needs to be done!

There are so many costs involved in feeding/caring for horses.. add onto that tractors, repairs, fuel, time, insurance, electricity, etc. and that goes up even more!
Do you think I do not know this?? I am not some idiot. If you want to feed your horses CRP hay that's Fine If you want your horses to get sick on moldy Corn stalks Go ahead! Not me. I am willing to Pay the $25 more a month for better quailty hay But not this CRAP. My horses Get the best. Quality grain "IMO" and I want them to have good hay also. I know exactly what the Barn owners Pay out and make every month and No they are not making a Killing but they are making money. I Pay Board and I expect to have quality care that is why I put my months notice in along with 8 others. If they want to skimp on care for there horses Who by the way are fed Only this hay no grain and one is a coming 3 year old filly. So be it. I wont be around to watch them.

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Looks like CRP hay. Not really the end of the world. The sticks and such can't be helped much. Unless I suppose one wanted to walk a few hunderd acres. Yeah it's not prime hay. But it's good grass and the horses eat around the sticks and briars. We fed about 100 bales of it past fall once CRP fields got cut. I couldn't complain. Cheap and good grass, heck ill take it.
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OK if it were just sticks and leaves I would be OK with it But there is Moldy corn stalks and cobs in it. I will NOT feed my horses this and watch them die from Equine Leucoencephalomalacia.

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I'm with the OP I would be upset and working a deal to provide my own hay. Lucky me I put 200 bales in the barn last summer/fall and now am already back to feeding hay to supplement grazing and down to one horse.
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no deal was made I am paying board and paying for better hay .. cutting looses and leaving at the end of April

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OK if it were just sticks and leaves I would be OK with it But there is Moldy corn stalks and cobs in it. I will NOT feed my horses this and watch them die from Equine Leucoencephalomalacia.
Did you mention any of this to the BO?
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Did you mention any of this to the BO?
the BM is aware and we are both doing just as I stated above. Yes the BO knows the hay is Crap they even Bragged about the Great deal they got.

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