Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
When I lived up in PA and had to buy hay, it was always sold by the bail. At the time Timothy was (and actually still is) being sold at ~$3.00 per bail. A bail was about 40/45 pounds so that 50 bails was a ton.
Since most farmers didn't have their hay tested, I looked first for color, which should be greenish in the center of the bail and the smell which should smell sweet and fresh. Make sure there are no thorns or Johnson grass mixed in. Make sure there is no mold and very little dust.
Take a look at the hay that your old barn used and used that as a guide. Just keep in mind that if it's dusty, straw in color, and smells like nothing, it is probably not a good quality.
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