Threads 1.5K Messages 8K. Excellent second cut hay alfalfa orchard grass. It grows in bunches and is quick to establish itself in most locations, and is best-suited as a cool season grass. Bates warns that waiting too late to cut hay could mean an additional expense for producers. Orchard grass also makes an excellent hay production crop and is complimented when planted with legumes such as Ladino (white) clover (Patriot or Durana) or red clovers. However when it becomes mature, palatability rapidly declines. Crude protein content is an important consideration when choosing grass varieties for hay or pasture. Available for delivery by the semi-load in Oregon. These stages generally appear – if we receive a normal amount of moisture – around the first week of May in most parts of Tennessee. The rapid decline in palatability and quality as orchardgrass matures is the major deterrent to its use. That’s when those round or cube bales of hay come into play. Orchard Grass. Made with modern having equipment to improve your hay quality. The mixture can also reduce animal performance problems associated with grass tetany and fescue toxicosis (see Purdue Extension publication AY-258, "Minimizing Tall Fescue Toxicity"). $9.00 Small square hay Red Deer 27/11/2020. The remainder is sold into a variety of markets, ranging from premium for dairies to alfalfa orchard grass hay for local feed stores. Bale Sizes Available. Kentucky bluegrass for hay - posted in Alfalfa/Hay: I have been thinking of adding some kentucky bluegrass to the mix when I sow my new seeding of orchard and timothy and didnt know if that would be a good thing to do or not. Timothy/Orchard Grass hay is one of our most common mixtures that our clients prefer. Orchard Grass is higher in protein (10-12%), higher in calorie content and contains the same balanced levels of calcium and phosphorus as Timothy grass. Share Remove Report: Sale 0610201339. cool-season grass to use. Certified Straw for Sale - $4.50 per bale. It reproduces from seed and forms tufted shoots held together by short rhizomes. H. hay meaning. It contains lower levels of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals than legume hay. A grass-legume mixture can improve animal gain and cattle breeding performance over a pure grass stand, especially when the grass is endophytic-fungus infected tall fescue. All hay is barn-stored, we will load flatbed trailers, and pick-up trucks for you . “This year alfalfa hay has dropped to $230 a ton, while the orchard grass/alfalfa blend has stayed solid at $260 a ton,” he says, adding that price per ton is only one of several reasons for choosing to overseed into alfalfa. The grass family includes plants like timothy and orchard grass grown for hay production as well as cereal grain plants like wheat, oats, rice and corn and exotic plants like bamboo. Grass and other edible plants that have been mowed and dried. Nov 30, 2020; flounder; Cattle Sales. $200, 110 lb 3-string bales, availab... 637 views. This mix can also be used alongside your favorite legume for a superior blend. It grows best in well drained soils, has rapid regrowth and is palatable. Grass … Tall fescue or orchard grass hay cut early will be high quality, and good to feed a lactating cow or calf. F. REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE OIE SCIENTIFIC COMMISSION FOR ANIMAL DISEASES Paris, 9–13 September 2019 BSE, TSE, PRION . 100-105lb bales, $4.50 per bale. Hay also has regional variations. Orchardgrass is a bunch type grass which establishes rapidly and is suitable for pasture, hay, or silage. Bermuda grass is also made easily into hay for winter grazing, making it a popular crop for year-round production. Orchard grass with a little bit of alfalfa mixed in it $16.00/ Bale. The said animal feed is a ubiquitous presence in farms all over the US. 426 views. Quality Grass Hay: (Horse, Cattle & Livestock) $5 (Damascus) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. Bermuda Grass is a less expensive alternative to Orchard or Timothy hay for those horses that are fed grain or supplements. Orchardgrass can withstand trampling and heavy grazing, has a high nutrient content, is a great green manure crop and is used a green chop (fed directly to livestock wet). Hay. Grass has more fiber than alfalfa, which lowers its RFV. Annual ryegrass is the grass of choice for frost seeding to improve pasture quality because it establishes rapidly, yields better than other ryegrass types through summer, and has the highest yields in the seeding year. Threads 1.5K Messages 8K. Orchardgrass- This grass is good for pasture, hay and silage. Other legumes can’t do that. It is usually stored and used as feed for horses, cattle and other large and small animals. Orchardgrass has been cultivated for pasture and hay since colonial times and has been an important forage in horse husbandry since then. Hay Mix Rate: 25-35 lbs/Acre 5% Timothy 55% Festulolium 40% Orchard- grass The All-Grass mix is designed for high yields and high quality hay production. Certified Wheat & Annual Rye Grass Straw for sale. However, grass hay is very high in fiber. 2nd Cutting Timothy/Orchard Grass hay is our softest hay with excellent palatability, high protein plus livestock and horses love it. 2nd Cutting Premium Soft Grasses 2 String Bales 45-50lb. It is hardy, and when cut for hay has a very low moisture content, making it more resilient to … festulolium, timothy, and orchard grasses, the all-grass-hay mix is designed for high yields and high-quality hay production. Some varieties are much more productive than others, and different types of cattle-raising operations, such as dairy farms, might benefit more from specific varieties. It also makes good pasture for wildlife. Threads 2.6K Messages 23.6K. Fresh crop of Timothy & Orchard Grass Hay for sale. Grass hay cut at a mature stage may lose more than half of its protein content. Timothy hay, Timothy orchard grass hay, Timothy alfalfa orchard hay. Text Erik at 403 586 1641. Discuss upcoming sales and sale results. favorite this post Dec 8 Fine Stem Baled Grass Hay $5 (Damascus) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. Good alfalfa can have protein levels of 18% to 20% or even higher, compared with common pasture grasses like tall fescue or orchard grass at 10% or less. The softness of the stem and leafs make it very easy to digest and minimizing the waste. Top. This forage is also used among the top horse trainers and breeders in the United States.. Grass hay, though, is a bit more difficult. Alfalfa hay Available Barn Stored $13.00 / bale. Cash only. favorite this post Dec 8 Local Grass Hay $ 170 ton $0 (Damascus) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. Timothy and smooth bromegrass tend to produce too much forage in the spring but little the rest of the year so we recommend mixing either orchardgrass, tall fescue, or mea- dow fescue with alfalfa. Orchard Grass & Hay. Orchard Grass/Blended hay (Toledo) $6. 3. However, because it becomes coarse and less palatable as it matures, it is best suited for pastures. Timothy is common in northern areas, whereas brome, orchardgrass, and Bermuda grass are more common in the south. $5. So grass hay frequently is ranked lower than it should be using relative feed value. Looking to plant a new hay field this spring? I dont know a whole lot about kentucky bluegrass. Excellent quality, tight strings, nice weight. Fescue ••• Steve Dimitry/iStock/Getty Images. Page 1 of 1: JLA FORUMS | Classifieds | FOR SALE - Virginia | FOR SALE - Harrisonburg, VA. All times are GMT - 5 Hours: Similar Topics; Orchard grass hay mix square hay (Patrick Springs) $5. Hay for sale. Prices are 5-8 $/bale. Threads 2.6K Messages 23.6K. Has Highest Quality Potential. Orchardgrass is largely grown for pastures and to produce hay and fodder for cattle. $0. hay bale meaning. It is a soft green hay with excellent palatability and easily digested. It is necessary, therefore, to harvest every 30 to - posted in Alfalfa/Hay: While Im waiting for the snow to melt around here, Ive been doing some reading about various grasses and legume varieties. It is also recommended for use as a cover crop when establishing new seedings of pasture. Instead of automatically planting pure alfalfa, consider mixing in some grass, says Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension forage specialist. As an animal keeper, feeding your cattle is one of your primary responsibilities. I was trying to figure that one out! Orchard Grass is the emerging super star of the horse hay world. Orchard Grass is a highly palatable grass with a high nutrient content. Pigs may also be fed hay, but they do not digest it as efficiently as ruminants. Straight Alfalfa 2 String Bales 50lb. It is important to realize that hay produced from endophyte-infected tall fescue will result in … But, that fiber often is more digestible than alfalfa fiber. Alfalfa hay that is properly fertilized and gets enough water can yield 5 tons to 7 tons per acre, with records of over 10 tons set in at least five states. D. It … Lest you want to see your goats, cows, or horses grow thin. Orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata) is an excellent hay production crop especially for horses and cattle. With less protein than alfalfa, 8% - 10%, it is an excellent source of roughage for all types of livestock. Tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass are grown both for their grazing qualities and for their usefulness as turf. Orchard grass/pasture mix. Grass hay also comes from a variety of sources including timothy, brome, orchardgrass, tall fescue, and bermudagrass. Desired alfalfa/grass mixes can be maintained by picking appropriate grass species and varieties. Len reports that the cows show no preference for either his traditional hay crops or the native grass hay. Please call first to confirm availability of hay at listed price and that we are on-site to load. Orchardgrass and tall fescue will provide the highest yields. The heifers completely finished the orchard grass hay before they started grazing the bermuda grass. Like any other preserved forage, the quality of orchardgrass hay depends on multiple factors, primary of which are cultivation and harvesting techniques. Additionally, it is a good source of vitamin A and D without an overload in protein, and it has a better balance between calcium and phosphorus. It is a very desirable feedstock for cattle, horses, smaller livestock and pets. Register | Login. All of these forages can be used success-fully for hay. But cured hay with clovers in it are different than two green patches of bermuda and orchard grass together. Good for horses and cattle. Our premium orchard grass hay is the premium forage for Alpacas and Llamas. 2. Hay Grass Orchard. Back to top: Advanced Search. It’s always there, as you have to supply the dried grass to its consumers every day. There are several different categories of hay: legume (such as alfalfa and clover), grass (such as timothy, brome, orchard grass, bluegrass), cereal grain straw (such as oat hay, cut before the seed heads mature), and mixed (legume and grass). These species will produce more grass in second and later cuttings. Orchard Grass Hay Sponsored Link. Common varieties mature rapidly, so consider late maturing varieties. Orchardgrass makes an ideal everyday forage grass for a wide variety of livestock, including cattle, sheep, goats, horses and others. Discuss the things that affect the cattle industry. The best species to select depends on the goal one has for the field. Easy to digest and cultivate, it makes a fine choice for hay, grazing and silage. Orchard grass is a long lived, cool-season perennial bunch grass that grows 2-4' tall. PROHARVESTSEEDS.COM *For best … From a nutritional angle, orchardgrass can be a worthwhile component in almost any horse-feeding … Anderson says that while pure alfalfa is the best choice for some growers, mixing in a grass like orchardgrass might be just the ticket for cattle producers. It is very productive “bunch-type” grass that responds well to good management. This is a high protein hay that will help aid in milk production and energy. Favourite. Timothy grass was introduced into North America by early settlers and has spread far across the continent. Timothy & Orchard Grass Hay for Sale. 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