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Re: [RC] Coastal Hay - Heidi Smith

I, too, have added grassy timothy and alfalfa(only a bit), to diet.
Continue to feed 50% cb hay as well.  The timothy is $35 a bale!!!  Just
to fill your barn with that!!

Whether or not that is expensive depends on the size of the bale.  I think
our hay in this area is cheap--it's going for around $80 a ton.  Last year
it averaged $110 a ton, which is still pretty good.  In many urban areas,
you'll pay well over $200 a ton.  The big bales that we free-feed average
1800 lbs apiece, so cost twice what your timothy bales cost--and I consider
them to be a bargain at an average of $72 a bale.  If your timothy bales
average 900 lbs, I'd say they're a bargain.  Now, if you're talking
two-string bales that you can pick up and carry around, I'd agree they're
exhorbitant.  (And I want to know where you live, because I could hire a
semi and haul grass hay to your area, and make out like a bandit, even on
the other side of the country!)   But without knowing their weight, one
can't compare prices....


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