It’s been a little quiet on our Hay For Sale postings here, so I want to give you an update on 2015 hay production.

In short, it hasn’t stopped raining. We were fortunate to have two successful first cutting harvests before the rain started, but only managed to get in about 1/3 of our usual alfalfa mix and 1/2 of our Timothy hay. Nearly all of it sold out within days, with customers driving from as far as Illinois as the rain has impacted hay production across the midwest.

We are hoping to harvest some additional hay this weekend, and will be taking much greater chances with rain than we usually do in order to try to get hay in the barn for you. I also anticipate the hay quality and volume to be lower as we get into our second and third cuttings, as the grasses and legumes are both flowering much earlier in their growth cycle. Hopefully we’ll have July and August conditions that will get everything back on track.

Please keep an eye on our website at http://indianahayonline.com/for-sale/, and sign up for harvest notifications on the left side of the website.

Thank you, and have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

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Lot 606154

Update 6/9/15 — This lot is SOLD OUT

Our annual Timothy grass harvest from field 4 is now in the barn and ready for pickup. 100% Timothy grass with seed heads just beginning to emerge. Small quantity of clover was present in the field — less than 2%. 

Bales are standard small squares, poly twine, average 50lbs. Priced at $6.00 per bale. 

Contact us to arrange for your order. 

 
   

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Lot 523152

First cutting from field 2 is now in the barn and ready for pickup. 35% alfalfa with Timothy, Orchardgrass and EF-Fescue. Very fine textured hay — see the photo below of a handful from the center of a bale. 

Bales are standard small squares, poly twine, average 45lbs. Priced at $6.00 per bale. 

Contact us to arrange for your order. 

Thanks, and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

   
 

Be sure to check out What To Expect From Our Hay to learn about what goes into the hay we grow hay for your horses. 

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Lot 0522155

Update 5/23/15 — This lot is SOLD OUT

We started baling a day earlier than expected, and have 25% alfalfa hay in the barn available for pickup. Mix is alfalfa, Timothy, Orchardgrass and EF Fescue — all Byron Seeds varieties for quality horse mixes. From field 5.

Bales are standard small squares averaging 50 pounds, poly twine. Alfalfa was 0% in flower, so this is young and tender hay. 

 

Priced at $6.00 per bale. Contact us to arrange pickup. 

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A New Season

  

We are entering the Spring rush of hay growth — my favorite time of year, and the most beautiful. It won’t be long before our first cutting is underway. 

Our alfalfa, Timothy, Orchard mix field is looking incredible (top photo, taken today), and the pure Timothy fields look strong so far. 

If you haven’t already, take a moment to let us know what you may need this year so we can schedule our production to your needs. 

Our first cutting from field 5 will be coinciding with a remodel of our hay barn, so we will aim for selling the entire cutting out of the field. This is our best selling mix every year, at around 25% alfalfa. If you need this mix, be sure to watch our website for notification that harvest is underway in late May. Field 2, with 50% alfalfa, should also be coming in about the same time. 

We hope you had a wonderful Winter season, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

From the middle of Field 2,

Kenneth and Jake

  

Lot 914147

SOLD OUT

Baled today…small lot of mixed grass hay. Small, tight bales in the 40-50 pound range. Orchard, Timothy, and EF fescue grasses. $5 per bale.

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The following two lots of hay are in the barn and available for immediate pickup.

SOLD OUT 200 bales of 25% alfalfa with Timothy and orchard grass. $7 per bale. Posted here: http://indianahayonline.com/2014/05/26/lot-525142/

SOLD OUT 180 bales of 100% Timothy grass hay. $7 per bale. Posted here: http://indianahayonline.com/2014/07/06/lot-705144/

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Rained out

The 3rd cutting we posted earlier this week just got rained out. Hopefully we can bale it later this week, and it will be sold as cattle feed. Always disappointing…this was going to be very nice hay.

We have one more alfalfa mix field that we hope to take a third cutting on. We’ll keep you posted. Then that will be it for the season.

An update on hay that is currently available in the barn will be posted in a few minutes.

We mowed all of field 5 this evening for the start of our third cutting. This hay will average 35% alfalfa, and is in early budding stage — only 1% in flower — so this will be a soft, sweet hay.

We’ll post available quantities and pricing as soon as the bales are in the barn on Saturday. Some is already pre-ordered, so contact us early if you’re interested in this cutting.

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Be sure to take a look at the What To Expect From Our Hay section for important information about our premium horse hay.

Have a great holiday weekend!

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Later this season we will be harvesting our first trial planting of Teff grass. It is a fast growing and drought tolerant summer forage, with a fine texture and similar nutrient profile to Timothy grass. Pictured below is our 2 acre test plot about two weeks after germination. I’m already loving it!

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More information on the feed quality of Teff grass can be found at http://teffgrass.com/feeding-teff

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