Best Types Of Hay, What They Contain And Look Like

 

 

APD Mountain Hay Orchard Grass
Orchard Grass Hay is super soft and green, and offers 30% fiber and 10% protein,

making it a great staple or variety hay.

 

APD 1st Cut Timothy
1st Cut Timothy Hay is slightly stalkier and crunchier.

A good main staple, providing 29% fiber and 10% protein.

APD 2nd Cut Timothy
2nd Cut Timothy Hay is soft and leafy, and offers 19% fiber and 13% protein.

 

ORCHARD GRASS AND ALFALFA

Orchard grass and the orchard grass / alfalfa mixes were developed by U. C. Davis in their feeds and feeding program, strictly for the horse industry . . . but, it has also proven to be an excellent feed for llamas and alpacas.  These are products that have both a mixture of protein and good fiber, which proves to be very palatable by these animals. This is a more natural feed to the horses digestive system. This hay has excellent characteristics for storage because it does not invite rodent damage. This hay is available in three categories.

70/30 ORCHARD GRASS / ALFALFA

This is 70% orchard grass and 30% alfalfa.  The hay is more desirable for a more active horse, or a horse that is not an easy keeper.  This is the most desirable hay for alpacas, llamas, and a more active horse.  It is also for the horse that is not an easy keeper.

Nutritional values:  PROTEIN: 14.6, TDN: 60, FIBER: 33.5, DE Mcal/lb: 1.03

90/10 ORCHARD GRASS / ALFALFA

This is 90% orchard grass and 10% alfalfa.  The hay is desirable for moderately active horses, and for alpacas and llamas.

Nutritional values:  PROTEIN: 14.2, TDN: 60, FIBER: 36.8, DE Mcal/lb: .98       

100% ORCHARD GRASS

This hay has excellent feeding characteristics, for both the horse and alpacas / llama industry.  It should be utilized where lower protein is desired, and is highly desirable for the inactive and elderly horse.  This hay has become highly recommended by the veterinary industry.

Nutritional values:  PROTEIN: 10.7, TDN: 60, FIBER: 37.1, DE Mcal/lb: .92

100% ORCHARD GRASS 1st Cutting

Because of the late rains, this hay has considerable more fiber & less protein.  This should be fed to very easy keepers.

Nutritional values:  PROTEIN: 7.3, TDN: 58, FIBER: 41.1, DE Mcal/lb: .83

 

THE LEVEL IN ALL ORCHARD GRASS HAY & MIXES OF SELENIUM IS .3.

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