After pasture, hay is the next best feed for livestock. It’s also the primary diet for many animals during the winter months, helping them maintain body heat and adequate nutrition levels. But feeding hay can be expensive. Whether you’re looking to cut back on your own feed costs or cash in on the demand for hay, growing and producing your own hay is a wise investment.
Hay can be divided into three basic types: legume hay, grass hay and a mix of legume and grass. Each type has unique properties and nutrient content. Whatever your goals, starting out with the best plant materials is crucial for successful hay production. Here at Nature’s Seed, we’ve selected the most popular grasses and legumes for haymaking. These forages can be grown alone or mixed together to create the ideal hay for your needs.