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Timothy and Alfalfa Hay Blog

    Justify Wins 144th Kentucky Derby

    Posted on May 7, 2018

    Justify emerged as the winner of an exciting race on Saturday afternoon. The 144th Kentucky Derby was the wettest in history, with a 24-hour precipitation of 3.15” and a muddy track to show for it. Steady rain provided just enough unpredictability to cast a doubt on if this year’s favorite would come through victorious, but Bob Baffert-trained Justify proved worthy. Finishing with a time of 2 minutes 4.20 seconds, Justify was able to edge out Good Magic and Audible by 2 ½ lengths.

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    Topics: Hay for Horses, Race Horse Hay, Video, News

    Dubai World Cup 2018

    Posted on Apr 13, 2018

    Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in Dubai, and the Dubai World Cup is the one of the premiere events in the United Arab Emirates. Held annually at the Meydan Racecourse since 1996, this race boasts a purse of $10 mil USD and hosts more than 50,000 spectators a year. Horses travel from around the world to compete in this high profile event and competition is fierce for the first place finish.

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    Topics: Race Horse Hay, Horse Health, News

    Harvest Update - Alfalfa Timothy Straw 22 June 2016

    Posted on Jun 23, 2016

    Growers in New Mexico have completed 1st cutting Alfalfa harvest and are tending their fields for 2nd cutting, which is expected to begin in the next couple of weeks. Weather in the coming week looks promising, with a chance of showers.

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    Topics: Alfalfa Hay, Timothy Hay, Quality of Forage, Timothy, Harvest Update, News, Export Hay

    Harvest Update - Alfalfa, Timothy, Straw 8 June 2016

    Posted on Jun 10, 2016

    Growers in New Mexico are expecting to finish baling 1st cutting Alfalfa at the end of the week. Weather has been favorable for this cutting, and quality is good. In Utah, Alfalfa is looking good with bright green color and good leaf retention. There is a chance of showers over the weekend, so growers are working hard to finish cutting and baling over the next couple of days while the chance of precipitation is minimal. So far, about 80% of fields have been cut, and 45% has been baled.

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    Topics: Alfalfa Hay, Timothy Hay, Quality of Forage, Timothy, Harvest Update, News

    Harvest Update - Alfalfa, Timothy, Straw 1 June 2016

    Posted on Jun 2, 2016

    In the Pacific Northwest, 1st cutting Alfalfa harvest is finishing up and the last 15 percent of baling will be completed towards the end of the week. Some areas in the South Columbia Basin of Washington State are expected to begin 2nd cutting in the next 3-4 days. The 8-day weather forecast is favorable, with warm temperatures and low chance of precipitation.

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    Topics: Alfalfa Hay, Timothy Hay, Harvest Update, News

    Nationwide Port Productivity Concerns

    Posted on Nov 25, 2015

    Just about everyone in transportation and import/export is looking for an increase in efficiency, and the ports are usually where we look. There are many opportunities for improvement within the supply chain. As a US Top 40 Exporter, Anderson Hay has about 55 loads a day currently going to port, solely from our headquarters in Ellensburg, WA, one of our three plants. Along with thousands of others in the supply-chain, our everyday operations are directly   dependent on how smoothly things go at marine terminals.

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    Topics: Leading US Exporter, News

    Harvest Update - Alfalfa 30 September 2015

    Posted on Oct 1, 2015

    Growers in New Mexico are well underway with their 4th cutting Alfalfa harvest in some areas. About 25% has been cut and 10% baled so far. The 3rd cutting is still in progress as well, with just 5% of the harvest left to bale. Good weather has allowed for some very nice, green Alfalfa from this crop. Some precipitation is expected over the weekend.

    Similar to New Mexico, some growersin Oregon are pushing to get the last of their 3rd cutting harvest baled while others are in the middle of 4th cutting harvest. Hay quality from this crop is also nice and green, and most of it is expected to be sold domestically. The weather has been mild and is should stay above the 70’s for the next week.

    In Utah, clear weather has allowed for a good 4th cutting, but there is a push to finish up before the showers which are forecasted for the weekend and potentially into next week. Nearly all of the fields have been cut and over half have been baled.

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    Topics: Alfalfa Hay, Quality of Forage, Harvest Update, News

    Harvest Update - Alfalfa 24 September 2015

    Posted on Sep 24, 2015

    In both the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and Pacific Southwest (PSW), irregular weather has pushed Alfalfa harvest out later than expected. With the elongated schedule comes a wide range in quality across the board.

    New Mexico has completed 3rd cutting Alfalfa harvest, and has about 95% baled. In most areas, growers were able to stay ahead of the stormy weather during the curing process and quality is better than originally predicted. Some areas have started a 4th cutting harvest this week.

    The 3rd cutting Alfalfa harvest in Utah has a wider range of quality due to some intense storms in the last two weeks. Growers able to avoid the poor weather put up great quality from this cutting. Weather is expected to be clear for the next 8 days, and good quality is expected from 4th cutting. So far, about 50% of 4th cutting harvest is complete, and 40% is baled.

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    Topics: Alfalfa Hay, Quality of Forage, Harvest Update, News, Export Hay

    Harvest Update - Timothy and Alfalfa 9 September 2015

    Posted on Sep 10, 2015



    In the Pacific Northwest (PNW), cooler weather in the last week has somewhat slowed harvest efforts. Growers in Washington State are continuing with 4th cutting Alfalfa harvest, and have about half of the harvest cut and baled. Quality is consistent, with good green color overall. In the Kittitas Valley of Washington, 2nd cutting Timothy harvest is finishing up this week and quality continues to hold. There are a few fields left to bale, which should finish up this week as well. Growers in the Columbia Basin were forced to slow their 2nd cutting harvest due to light rain showers, but were able to resume mid-week and are now in full-swing to complete the harvest in the next couple of days. Skies are forecasted to be clear and temperatures are expected to rise in the next 2-3 days.

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    Topics: Alfalfa Hay, Timothy Hay, Quality of Forage, News

    Harvest Update - Timothy and Alfalfa 2 September 2015

    Posted on Sep 3, 2015


    Monsoon season is nearing its end, and growers are looking forward to more stable weather in the Pacific Southwest (PSW) this week.

    In New Mexico, many farmers dealt with intermittent storms last week and are still feeling the effects of the precipitation. Due to the weather, 3rd cutting Alfalfa harvest is progressing slower than anticipated. Weather is expected to improve in coming days and clear skies are expected by the middle of the week.

    The weather in Utah has been comparably mild, giving growers a good window to make progress on their 3rd cutting Alfalfa harvest. As of Tuesday morning, 85% has been cut and 60% has been baled.  Quality is improving as the weather in the PSW begins to cooperate.

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    Topics: Alfalfa Hay, Timothy Hay, Quality of Forage, Timothy, Harvest Update, News