Originally Posted by Spotted
This oat hay you all talk about, is it oats just cut green?? ( green feed) ??
Is it green or yellow ? Here we have oat straw ( yellow) that we use for bedding and they tend to munch on it a liitle if there is still some oats left.
That is a good question. I am guessing that different areas sell different varieties of "oat hay" seed. Whenever it is grown as a cover crop for horse hay, the grower first and foremost wants it to "cover" seedlings, and if possible
, cut it while it has a green/gold color and fine texture. Its nutritional value and texture depends on when it was cut. Whereas "straw" used for bedding is the "stalk" of crops that are grown for the oats...not for livestock "hay".