Hay is grass, legumes, or other herbaceous plants that have been cut, dried, and stored for use as animal fodder, particularly for grazing animals such as cattle, horses, goats, and sheep. Hay is also fed to smaller animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs. Pigs may be fed hay, but they do not digest it as efficiently as fully herbivorous animals.
Hay can be used as animal fodder when or where there is not enough pasture or rangeland on which to graze an animal, when grazing is unavailable due to weather (such as during the winter) or when lush pasture by itself is too rich for the health of the animal. It is also fed during times when an animal is unable to access pasture, such as when animals are kept in a stable or barn.

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  1. Oregonhunter5

    Craigslist hay

    so i have to buy hay every year late summer to carry the animals over the winter when off pasture. Anyways like we all know some of these craigslist marketeers can be rather excited to sell there sheeeet. This ad here winds me of me! Needs some proof reading johnie! And HEY!, do my horses give a...
  2. DuneHopper

    Hay is done finally and for good.

    Been doing hay at the Ranch since about 93 when I was not 55 lol. This year last night we loaded the last bail for 2018 in the barn and from this year on we and myself wont be bucking hay. I like the workout but damn it was a whole lot easier when I was 30 then 55 but we got it done around 10...
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