Dispite the fact that we've had some decent rain lately, quality hay is still rather hard to come by for us and both of our dealers are running low on Alfalfa/timothy mix hay, which is what we usually buy. We're working on stocking up for the winter and need 25-30 round bales and 300-350 square bales but so far all we've been able to secure is about 150 45 lb squares. One of our dealers is offering to sell us Costal Bermuda Jiggs Hay for $8 per 50 lb square to make up for the alfalfa, and another is offering us Bahia/Jiggs mix for $8.50 a square but we aren't sure about the quality of this hay? The man feeds his own horses year round on Jiggs and they're fine, but he suppliments with grain. We have miniatures, stock horses, and five OTTBs.
If we buy the Jiggs, the OTTBs will all stay on the alfalfa/timothy because its what they do well on, but does anyone know anything about Jiggs and if its just crap cow hay or if it will be alright for the horses through the winter? Will more of it need to be fed than of what we're feeding now? Our horses are all pasture kept and not many of them are grained, we'd like to keep it that way. The hay looks good to me, but I know that it can be decieving.