Grass Hay Delivery

Whether as a standalone feed or a filler feed, grass hay is a staple for ranchers and equestrians. To get your animal the best protein and starches, you need the best grass hay. David Woods Hay Service is proud to provide our customers with the very best in grass forage, cultivated right here in Larned, KS. We’ve been a reputable source for buying grass hay for more than four decades, taking care to cultivate crops that are healthy, nutritious and sustainable.

Grass Hay For Sale

Looking for a grass hay provider you can count on for quality filler forage? We’re selling grass hay of the highest quality to customers, coast to coast. Whether you need bales for your stabled animals during the winter or are line feeding new calves, we’re standing by to ship bales to your location. Customers from every state come to us because they know they’re getting grass hay of the highest caliber.

Grass Hay Delivery

We offer bale pickup options for customers in and around Larned, Belpre, Burdett, and Pawnee Rock, KS, and can orchestrate grass hay delivery for customers across the country. We’re a seasoned supplier who understands the importance of logistics—including getting bales to you that are in good condition, free of mold or mildew. Trust us for quality: from the product to the logistics that get it to you.

Grass Hay

Unless your horse lives in a pasture that has plenty of healthy grass, you will need to make choices concerning its feed. Hay is considered a necessity for horses that do not have pasture. You will need to decide what types of hay you will buy, what you will supplement it with, and from whom you will obtain the hay. All of these choices will play a part in your horse’s health and can affect their life span as well.

Let’s take a look at grass hay and what you need to know about feeding it to your horse.

First, you should understand that there are two different types of horse hay. These are legumes and grass. Many horse owners use alfalfa legume hay. But it is important to know that most horses will need legume hay supplemented with grass hay. There are many different types of grass hay, which is why it is important for you as the horse owner to understand which one is best for your horse.

Choosing hay will be dependent on factors such as

  • Age
  • Classification
  • Activity level
  • Stage of life

Grass hay is recommended as the staple of your horse’s diet. Again, if the horse is not pastured where there is plenty of healthy grass available, they will need hay supplied for them. All horses will need grass hay in some amount. Let’s look at some of the factors that will help you determine what your horse needs.

  • Nutrient Needs – What stage of life is your horse in? What types of nutrients are important for this stage? You may want to talk with your equine vet to get clear information on this.
  • Size and Age – The type of nutrients needed and the amount of nutrients needed will be determined in large part by size and age. Again, an equine vet will be able to give you detailed info concerning this.
  • Cost – Cost will also play a part in what you purchase. You do want what is best for your horse, but there will need to be practical choices made as well concerning cost.

Grass hay is often categorized as cool season and warm season. As the name suggests, this is based on when the grasses grow during the year. All grass hay, both cool and warm, provides adequate protein for most horses as well as the vitamins and nutrients they need to stay healthy. Therefore, in the wild, grass is a horse’s natural food source.

Horses usually only need added nutrients if they are strenuously worked, are underweight or a higher protein feed is recommended by their vet.

There are different types of grass that can be purchased for hay grass. Let’s look at some of the most common types.

  • Bermudagrass – This type of hay grass grows easily so that it can be produced in large quantities. It is a nutritious type of grass hay that grows well in the hot south.
  • Crabgrass – Although most homeowners do not fancy crabgrass, horses can benefit from this high-protein grass hay. In fact, crabgrass has the highest protein rating.
  • Timothy and Orchard Grass – Both types of grass hay come highly recommended for feed for horses. Timothy grass has a sweet taste, and many horses prefer it.

Almost as important as deciding what to feed your horse will be the decision of how much to feed it. When a horse is feeding in a pasture, this is not too much of an issue. The horse will graze and stop according to its needs. However, this can be very different when a horse is eating hay in a barn or stable. Many horses will overeat when they are not in a pasture. This means that it is your responsibility as the horse owner to ensure that your horse is eating the appropriate amount of feed.

The horse’s nutritional needs, however, will be based on its size and age. The best way to determine what your horse needs will be to sit down with an equine vet. A professional will be able to discuss with you your particular horse’s nutritional needs. You will also be able to discuss the horse’s changing needs as they age.

It is a good idea to make a connection with a reliable equine vet as soon as you become a horse owner. This way, you always have a professional on your side for important questions.

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If you are ready to simplify your horse feed needs, please contact us using the form below. We are ready to assist you with all of your hay supply needs.

Quality Grass Hay

If you’re looking for quality grass hay to feed to your horses, cows or other grazing animals, count on David Woods Hay Service to provide it to you. Contact us today at 620-285-5030 for more information about our hay content and quality, and to arrange for pickup in Larned, KS or delivery nationwide. Pricing and quantities for buying grass hay or alfalfa seeds are available by request.