By Dr. Mario Villarino, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Based on Texas A&M Agrilife Extension forage specialist Vanessa Corriher, one of many first issues when buying hay is that it must be primarily based on particular person animal necessities. For optimum manufacturing, forage high quality must be matched as intently as doable to the dietary wants of the animal. Low high quality forage may end up in diminished animal efficiency and elevated supplemental feeding prices. Whereas, with hay of enough high quality, little or no supplementation can be mandatory to satisfy the animals’ dietary wants.