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Timothy and Alfalfa Hay Blog

    Justify Becomes the 13th Triple Crown Winner

    Posted on Jun 12, 2018

    Saturday was a historic day as Justify became the 13th Triple Crown winner with his victory in the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, NY. Conditions were perfect and the track was fast on Saturday as Justify became the second Bob Baffert-trained triple crown winner since American Pharoah ended the 37-year drought in 2015.

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    Topics: News, Horse Nutrition, Race Horse Hay, Hay for Horses, Timothy Hay

    Harvest Update - June 6, 2018

    Posted on Jun 8, 2018


    First cutting is wrapping up in Washington State with all areas finished cutting and only about 25% left to put in bales. In the North Basin, some growers have had success with 1st cutting and produced good quality hay, while others encountered weather challenges and we’re seeing lower grades in the stacks. Second cutting in the South Basin will begin in the next two weeks.

    In Oregon, growers have just started cutting and all fields in Klamath Falls are expecting to begin cutting by the weekend. Many areas in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California have precipitation forecasted over the weekend. Growers with hay in the windrows are working to have it baled before Friday, and some are holding off cutting until weather patterns pass.

    Weather is looking good in the Pacific Southwest, and 1st cutting should be complete in New Mexico by the end of the week. Temperatures in Arizona continue to rise, and tests results are leveling out with mostly lower grades expected to come from this region.

    As new crop comes in, some markets are being aggressive with placing orders, and we are seeing good opportunity for early movement for all grades.

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

    Harvest Update May 31, 2018

    Posted on Jun 1, 2018


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

    Harvest Update May 23, 2018

    Posted on May 24, 2018


    Alfalfa harvest is in progress in the Pacific Southwest, and growers in Arizona have begun 3rd cutting. High testing dairy inventory is low, as new crop is being purchased and moved quickly after harvest. Tests have begun to fall off with the warmer temperatures as expected. In New Mexico, water has been turned off and growers are expecting to begin first cutting harvest late this week. Favorable weather has provided good growing conditions and likely good testing hay.

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

    Justify Wins the 2018 Preakness Stakes

    Posted on May 22, 2018

    The second of three races that comprise the Triple Crown ended in another win for Justify this weekend. Conditions at Pimlico Race Course were strikingly similar to those at Churchill Downs earlier this month, with rains leading up to the race, a muddy track, and the addition of heavy fog that made the 9.5 furlongs that much more exciting.

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    Topics: News, Horse Nutrition, Race Horse Hay, Hay for Horses, Timothy Hay

    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, News, Video

    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: News, Horse Health, Race Horse Hay

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

    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