Agriculture Victoria - Feeding Livestock Cows

Hay Quality: Is it good enough?

Bushfires and dry seasonal conditions have led to strong demand in hay supplies with many generous donations being distributed to those in need.  However, with hay quality varying more than most other types of supplements, an important question is whether it’s the best feed for livestock, especially when pasture is limiting and winter approaches.  Agriculture Victoria Livestock...

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Weight of hay bales

(wet weights/as fed weights) Source: Dairy Pasture Consumption Calculator Hay Bale Shape Bale size Weight (as fed, t) Dry Matter (%) Dry weight (t DM) Round 4×4 0.25 85 0.21 Round 5×4 0.35 85...