A dump means loading trucks, counting hay inventory and stacking hay on the side of the road.There are 68 bales of hay per dump.There are 12 bales on the edge of the row.Each row is made of 8 bales.The square is 8’x8′.When ordering a semi load of hay, we load 6 dumps on a 48′ flat bed for long distance domestic shipping.There are 8 dumps on a set of doubles.
A truck that picks up 56 to 68 bales at a time loads and off loads semi trucks.The squeeze is legal on all highways.A squeeze has two large arms that are 10′ long that squeeze a dump of hay to be loaded and off loaded.It takes 30 minutes for a squeeze driver to load a semi truck.
2000# of hay to the ton.There are 20 bales in a ton.A “feed store ton” is 16 bales.A truck has 24 tons on it.
Bale size: 3 string 100 # to 140# to 22” x 15” to 44”
Sun bleached hay on the outside of a stack.This doesn’t affect the integrity of the hay if it’s fresh.The hay will be yellow.It is similar to the “crust on toast” in that it only affects a thin layer on the outside of the bale.
When a beetle is crushed, it causes large blisters to form in the beetle’s body fluid.blisters on the skin can be caused by canharidin.Within the first 24 hours, symptoms can include inflammation, blisters in the mouth, straining, temperature, increased heart rate and respiration, sweating, and frequent urination.This is accompanied by infections and bleeding.The calcium levels in the horses may be lowered.If a blister beetle poisoning is suspected, it is important to contact a vet as soon as possible.
Bucking hay is a type of manual labor where hay bales are 65 lbs.They can be stacked on a vehicle for transportation or in a storage area such as a barn.Bucking is the act of throwing bales to a higher level.The work is tiring.Hay hooks can be used to reduce fatigue and injury.
Cakie has a hard bale.It is the result of too much hay in the bale and too little baling.It isn’t appealing to the eye or the touch.It will eat.It’s back to top.
The poison that the beetles produce is fatal for horses.It is similar to cyanide.Some beetles may be lethal if they are fed a single feeding of hay.
The hay falls to the ground after being cut open.Chaff hay has been cut into small pieces and bags.In contrast to hay and pasture, the forage can be eaten quickly as it is cut into short lengths.Good quality chaff should smell fresh, not be dusty, and have no obvious contaminants.
Hay producers use a variety of chemicals to maintain the high color and to dry the hay faster.The hay is sprayed with chemicals to speed up the drying of the hay.There is a combination of modern technology, high prices for hay, and too much rain that causes these techniques to be used.It’s back to top.
Colic in horses is a clinical sign rather than a diagnosis.In many painful conditions, the term “colic” can not be used.The most common forms of colic are gastrointestinal in nature.Some of the causes of colic can be fatal without surgical intervention.Colic surgery is an expensive procedure as it is a major abdominal surgery.Colic is a major cause of premature death among horses.On an annual basis, the incidence of colic in the general horse population is between 10 and 11 percent.
The regular size hay that has been compressed and re-baled is sliced for efficiency to gain weight per square foot for shipping over seas.
Crop rotation is the practice of growing a series of different types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons for various benefits such as to avoid the build up of pests that often occurs when one species is continuously cropped.Crop rotation seeks to balance the fertility demands of different crops to avoid excessive depletion of soil nutrientsIt’s back to top.
The way a bale splits.There should be 17 flakes in the bale.Feed by weight is the best way to make a good feeding as long as the weight isn’t too heavy.
Hay that is bright to the eye is a good color.The inside of a bale is more important than the outside.The nutrition of the hay is not affected by the sun’s UV rays.Hay can be bleached out on the outside of the bale.The bale will be clean when it is opened.
Good fiber content is important for horses of all shapes and sizes.
The leafiness of the hay is an indicator of its quality.Good harvest and handling methods can be found in a high percentage of leaves.
Medium color, clean, medium stem and has a good stem to leaf ratio are good quality hay.It’s back to top.
Hay is a generic term for grass that has been cut, dried, and stored for use as animal feed.It is cut in the field and baled for storage.Hay is the most healthy when it is cut early on, before the seeds are mature and the plants are thick.Hay that is green is a good indicator of the amount of nutrition in the hay, but smell and texture are also important.The most reliable way to tell the nutrition of hay is by analyzing it.
Hay conditioners are machines that crush and crimp hay to promote faster and more drying.A conditioner is made up of two rollers which the hay is forced through causing the stalks to split, giving more service area for water to escape.The producer can bale their hay sooner because the hay cures quicker with the help of a crimper / conditioner.The hay is soft and has good color.The blister beetle is also killed by this.Beware!
It doesn’t take a lot of beetles to kill a horse.The insects are a problem in the hay that is crimped.You crush the hay to kill the beetles.The beetle is more likely to survive if you don’t crimp it.
Hay process includes plant, fertilize, cut, rake, cure, bale, farm stack, truck, store stack and haul home.Clean up the mess.It’s back to top.
It is used to kill plants.It is possible to kill specific targets while leaving the desired crop unharmed.Synthetic “imitations” of plant hormones act by interfering with the growth of the weed.Weed control is the botanical component of pest control, stopping weeds from reaching a mature stage of growth when they could be harmful to livestock.
Impaction can be caused by coastal hay and horses not drinking enough water in the winter with the addition of lack of exercise.Impaction colic is related to food.What it sounds like is an impaction of food in the gut.Horses who bolt or gulp down their food as well as horses who have problems with their teeth are at a high risk of impact colicion because they aren’t properly digested.Impaction can be caused by worms.Schedule your horse with the best wormer.The horse is consuming too much dirt and/or sand.You can help prevent this by feeding your horse hay in a grassy area.They can’t eat on the sand in stalls.There are mats around the feeding area.You should always use a bucket for your feed.
Pest control is the management of a pest that is perceived to be detrimental to a person’s or animals health, the ecology or the economy.There has always been a need to keep crops free from pests in order to maximize food production.It’s back to top.
Minerals are needed for the skeleton, nerves and muscles.They include calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and chloride.Horses need trace minerals such as zinc and magnesium.Normally, if adult animals at maintenance levels are consuming fresh hay and are on pasture, they will receive adequate amounts of minerals in their diet, with the exception of salt, which needs to be provided.Some pastures are deficient in trace minerals.Health problems may occur if trace mineral intake is not supplemented.There is a specific ratio of calcium and phosphorus.A 5:1 ratio is acceptable for adult horses and no more than 3:1 for foals.A higher ratio of calcium than phosphorus is to be avoided.Over time, there will be a number of possible bone-related problems.Foals and young growing horses need feeds that are balanced with a proper calcium:phosphorus ratio and other trace minerals.An unbalanced diet can cause problems in young animals.Hard work depletes minerals from the horse’s system.In hot weather, horses may need to be supplemented with electrolytes.
Spoiled hay has a disagreeable moldy odor that can be created from improper moisture control either during the baling process or during storage.White spores or mold dust can be detected by sight.Horses are at risk of being killed by mold.
A form of agriculture that relies on crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control to maintain soil productivity and control pests is called organic farming.The health of soils and people is supported by organic agriculture.It is possible to combine tradition, innovation and science to benefit the environment.It’s back to top.
No matter what type of hay it is, over mature hay is not good horse hay.Over mature hay can encompass many areas, from the stance to the cutting cycle.The number one reason for impaction is over mature hay.
Premium hay has a fine stem and a good leaf to stem ratio.The integrity of the flake will hold up.It will have a pleasant smell and texture.
Poor quality hay has a poor smell and feel.The leaf falls off of the stem.It could be rotting or moldy.
A good source ofProtein can be easily added to the diet with the help of the hays.Lactating mares and young growing foals benefit from higher protein.
The outside of the bale will have a gray tint due to the weather damaged hay.There can be mold in the inside of the bale.Even when dried, rain on hay can be very dangerous.The mold can be fatal to horses.It’s a good idea to dispose of this type of hay.It’s back to top.
A lighter three string bale is sold by the feed store on the west coast.The average bale weight is 100#.The hay is good for premium quality.
Hay baled in a round shape weighing 1000# can be used to free feed cattle, horses and clean up fields.Round bales are more mature than small squares.The top reason for impaction in horses is round bales.
It is safe if it is from the west coast.
A semi full load is a truck trailer that is full of hay.Approximately 350 to 423 bales are full loads.18 to 24 tons of hay are loaded on a truck depending on the length and capacity of the trailer.The hay is more cost effective if sold by the ton.
A semi load is a full load with a truck and trailer.The hay is delivered directly to your ranch from the farm with a maximum load of 24 tons.Buying in bulk can save you money.It’s back to top.
A large flake inside a bale of hay is usually the size of a slug.You can see it from the outside.It can happen from the bale getting wet to the tractor baling process.It is in the center of the bale.Don’t feed it and check the rest of the bale.Soft is easy to digest.
Hay must be kept dry or it will rot.The risk of smouldering in stacked hay must be kept to 22%.Hay must be stacked in a way that it doesn’t get wet.The stacks are arranged in such a way that the hay sheds when it falls.The first layers of hay are used to protect the rest of the stack.Outside haystacks can be covered with tarps, and many round bales are partially wrapped in plastic as part of the baling process.When resources permit, hay is stored under a roof.It is often stacked inside of a barn.hay stored inside is never exposed to a source of heat or flame, both of which are very dangerous.
There are two string hay weighing 60# and three string Hay weighing 100# to 140#.At Hay USA inc., we focus on three string hay.Each bale has about 17 small particles.A bale feeds one horse for a week.It’s back to top.
A three string bale of hay is usually delivered to the stables.It is not handled by the retail client.Good to high quality.
Tobacco Cured hay can be brownish in color, it gives a sweet hay, tea, rose oil, or fruity aroma similar to tobacco, and it looks like tobacco.People don’t like it because it’s not appealing to the eye.It isn’t molded and is very rich.
A windrow is a row of cut hay.It can be dry before being baled or rolled.A hay rake is used to rake hay that has been cut by a mower.
The hay that was left in the wind row was zebra striped.It’s considered a second grade hay.It’s back to top.
Call for current prices.Retail Hay USA bales per ton are equivalent to $21.61 per bale.
The competitors had 20 bales per ton.
The competitors had 36.36 bales per ton.
Hay USA has no control over the weight of heavy bales.Average loads come to Hay USA retail location.The load weight average for the bale weight is between 120# to 145#.The market price in California is per ton.