Originally Posted by Stoddard
I'm planning on square bales and today a point was brought up by my papa. Idk what kind of hay I should look for! What's best when it comes to protien?
Also, Verona many thanks. I'll have to search around for it, but it sounds like its worth the effort. Is ration balancer the brand, and if not, which brand do you use?
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Ration balancers are a type of feed- this page explains it pretty well: Ration Balancer
I feed Triple Crown 30% supplement, but most brands make at least one. Nutrena Empower Balance and Purina Enrich 32 are a little easier to find for most people to find
For hay, it depends on what you can find in your area. In my area, timothy grass is most common, followed closely by orchard grass. Because grass is so common here, most people don't feed straight alfalfa (some will feed a little in addition to the grass) but I know there are many places in the US where alfalfa is about all you can get.
A quick search on the OKC craigslist suggests to me that coastal/bermuda grass is common in your area. I'm not familiar with that variety, but it should be fine. Just make sure the bales are good quality and are stored properly.