Hay prices go up and down depending on the old law of Supply and Demand.
Supply: Rainfall in California was excellent last year and hay production on both irrigated and dryland hayfields was better than was originally expected. Barn Stored hay stacks, however, have become depleted through these winter months and our rainfall so far this season is well below normal. This could mean for shorter than normal supplies this coming Spring.
Demand: Hay is grown in California to supply dairies, beef cattle, horses and the export market. Dairy cow numbers still remain low but have been inching up as the dairy business has seen some improvement. Beef cattle producers are now back on the market, in anticipation of further drought conditions. Hay exporters that have also entered the California hay market continue to keep upward pressure on hay prices.
Results: We could possibly see higher hay prices, even as new crop hay comes onto the market this Spring.
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Phone: 805 459-0399
Here are a few pictures from the Replacement Heifer Show at this years Fair<<
Yes they are 35% Teff Grass and 65% Alfalfa.
And the good news?
The price is the same as the Oat & Alfalfa and the straight Alfalfa Cubes.
Teff Grass is proving to be an excellent replacement for the more expensive Timothy Hay.
If your horse is having digestive or metabolic problems, Teff Combination Cubes may be a good option for you.
Check out this website and others to find out for yourself.