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        07-07-2012, 01:06 AM
    Cool Had to read this one twice

    ..and still can not believe what I read!!

    Moldy hay bales - $2 (Freeburg il)

    Date: 2012-07-06, 10:56PM CDT
    Reply to: xp6n5-3123569796@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
    I have around 150 bales that were baled a little wet
    They are great 2nd cutting hay but have some mold spots on them
    If you are interested, the price is flexible I just don't want them to go to total waste
    I can send you pictures also
    Askin $1.50 a bale
    Call or text me at
    Thanks, Ben
    • Location: Freeburg il
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        07-07-2012, 01:09 AM
    Ugh :/

    Not for horses!

    But honestly I think someone told me that cows can eat that kind of hay but is this actually true?
        07-07-2012, 01:15 AM
    Should be fine for cow hay.
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        07-07-2012, 01:18 AM
    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    Ugh :/

    Not for horses!

    But honestly I think someone told me that cows can eat that kind of hay but is this actually true?
    I have never had cattle so not sure. Seems nasty for any thing to eat it..
    Guess I give the guy some credit for being honest about it..but seriously?!
        07-07-2012, 01:25 AM
    Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
    Should be fine for cow hay.
    Is there a reason why they can handle it?
        07-07-2012, 01:32 AM
    It has something to do with them being ruminants; having more than 1 stomach. Cattle can stomach (and thrive) on a lot of stuff that would kill a horse. So long as the hay isn't completely eaten up with mold, then it's fine for cattle.
        07-07-2012, 01:46 AM
    What smrobs said, it's just the way their digestive system works.
        07-07-2012, 01:56 AM
    People also buy hay like that for goats around here. Or for landscaping purposes. And who knows what else.
        07-07-2012, 02:01 AM
    Alright thank you for the explanation! I understand that a lot better now :)

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