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[RC] If they were the same price... 1st or 2nd crop hay? - Sharon Levasseur

If you were feeding grass hay (timothy/brome to be specific),
and if you could pay the same amount regardless of 1st or 2nd crop,
and if your horse was an easy keeper with no history of founder,
which crop would you feed?
Why?

I'm asking because I'm buying excellent t/b hay at $2.50 per bale, and I can get either crop, though 2nd crop bales are lighter. (1st crop bales ~40# and 2nd crop bales ~30#.) I've been feeding almost entirely 1st crop because everyone says 2nd crop is so much richer and more sugary... and that scares me a little. Which is funny, because back when I boarded I never knew or cared what he was given. Ignorance is bliss!

I plan to get both types tested, but meanwhile, what would YOU do?

Thanks,
-Sharon L. in Maine

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