Anderson Hay Company Timothy Hay for Horses

Timothy Hay for Horses

timothy-hay-for-horseTimothy hay is the most digestible of all hays and is one of the most popular hay feeds for horses. The hay is a late-maturing high fiber bunchgrass with a relatively low protein content. Horse owners have found that Timothy hay promotes a shiny coat, good digestion, bowel regularity, and a healthy weight. It is also excellent for colic prone, protein-sensitive, and obese horses.

Timothy hay is highly recommended for horses confined to a stable because it offers more chewing time. It most closely mimics the normal day long grazing activity for pasture animals, which is anywhere from 10-15 hours a day. Feeding on Timothy hay can help satisfy your horse's natural urge to chew and graze when they are confined to stalls for long periods of time. Alpacas love Timothy hay, too.

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Harvest Update - Alfalfa and Timothy 29 July 2015

In the Pacific Northwest (PNW), 3rd cutting Alfalfa in Washington State is approximately 75% complete and we are seeing mostly good color and quality.  The early summer and periods of high...Read more

Harvest Update - Alfalfa, Timothy, and Straw 22 July 2015

In the Pacific Southwest (PSW) Utah and New Mexico have been experiencing a mixed bag of hot and windy weather followed by storms and showers for the last couple of weeks. This has created a variety...Read more

Harvest Update - Alfalfa, Timothy, and Straw 15 July 2015

Parts of the Pacific Southwest (PSW) experienced rainfall in the last week, slowing down 2nd cutting Alfalfa harvest in Utah and New Mexico. Growers remain in a holding pattern as they direct their...Read more