A grass type such as alfalfa is often used as feed because it is rich in vitamins and minerals.
When you purchase hay for sale, it’s important to consider all of the factors like the growing environment,
soil quality, moisture and stage of maturity during harvest before you make your selection.
It can also be helpful to talk to the experts at Oponay Farms about hay production to ensure you make the right choice for your livestock.
Hay used to be harvested by hand using a tool called a scythe, which was a sharp, curved blade on the end of a long stick.
After it was cut, the hay was raked and baled so it would dry. Harvesting hay by hand was a tough and time consuming process made
immeasurably easier by the invention of the tractor. Many people get straw and hay confused as they are very different
things. Hay is comprised of long blades of grass which have been cut, baled and dried. Straw is the hollow stalk which remains
from a species of grass called cereal once the grain and chaff have been removed. Hay is used to feed livestock while straw is
more often used as insulation or bedding.
Oponay Farms has plenty of hay for sale in Lakeland, FL for anything you may need it for! Call today for hours of operation or other questions.