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Oat Hay

Avena sativa

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Oat (Avena sativa) hay is achieved by cutting the crop when the grain is milk to soft dough stage. The crop is then sun-cured until moisture is at a suitable level for the material to be baled. Oat hay is nutritious and high in both protein and energy content. It can be fed to horses and cattle. In addition to straight Oat hay, alfalfa is often planted with oats to allow for better alfalfa stand establishment. This results in a high-quality feed. 

Specifications

Grading:

Grades are determined by sugar content and product appearance.
There are three grades: Premium, #1 and #2. 

Packaging Options

Finishing and Packaging Services:

Single-Compressed (50-60 kg) raw material from the field.

Double-Compressed bales processed from raw material.

  • Full Bale (55-60 kg) Dimensions: 24”H x 20”W x 17"D
  • Half-cut (25-30 kg) Dimensions: 12”H x 20”Wx 17"D

Sleeve 4-cut (430-460 kg) Dimensions:

  • Mag Bale: 34”H x 47”W x 42”D
  • Big Bale: 30”H x 45”W x 45”D

Wrapped Options:

For use with Full Bale and Half-cut packaging.

Harvest/Yields

Pacific Northwest (PNW) — Harvested once per year. Average yearly yields are around 1.5-2 tons/acre.
Alfalfa/Oat hay average yearly yields are around 2.5-3 tons/acre.