Originally Posted by KatieQ
Well the first cut hay is in around here.
I have found a really good local source for a decent price but my barn is not finished yet!
Is it true that the first cut is better quality than second cut?
I've always heard that but am not sure if it is true.
Also, how long can you store hay?
They have offered me some of last year's hay for super cheap, but I'm wondering whether it's worth it.
I've always understood that 2nd cutting (sometimes 3rd cutting also)
Is usually better, and more nutritious, hay.
I wouldn't buy last years hay if it were me.
Only if you separate it out and feed it first.
If I had the choice, I'd rather buy this years hay.
You could ask your hay guy if you could pay for it now, and have him hold it until your barn is finished (ie. A deposit).