Given the low Ca figure in barley hay, I would not feed it as my only
roughage, but it would work well in combination with alfalfa. Straight oat
hay is fine, but if fed with very much grain, the addition of alfalfa or
some other source of Ca would be in order.
> From: Dale & Ronda Gibbons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Hay
> Date: Monday, April 21, 1997 7:26 AM
> I have been reading all the posts regarding alfalfa & grass hay. I was
> wondering if anyone had any nutritional informatin about barley hay or
> oat/barley mix. I live in the desert and alfalfa is what is available
> and after reading your posts I am concerned about the 100% (because that
> is what is available now) alfalfa diet my horses are on. In the summer
> we have acess to barley and oat/barley mix and some very limited acess
> to Burmuda (I have to drive 3 hours to get it). Do you all have any
> advice. Maybe pellets???