Bale Timothy Hay
Premium Timothy Compressed Bales are formed by allowing Standlee Premium Western Forage® to grow to the proper stage of maturity, cutting the plants, allowing them to sun-cure (dry) to an acceptable moisture level and baling the forage at the optimal time. Standlee Premium Western Forage® creates compressed bales of forage from a large 4’x4’x8’ bale that is put through a press, sliced horizontally, pushed onto a scale, weighed, compressed and then banded. Timothy Grass forage is highly palatable, is low to moderate in protein and high in digestible fiber.
Growing (slow to moderate growth), mature and overweight horses, horses with HYPP, performance horses, early pregnancy mares and breeding stallions
Protein – Not Less Than 16%
Crude Fat – Not Less Than 1.4%
Crude Fiber – Not More Than 30%
Moisture – Not More Than 12%
Naturally Sun-Cured Premium Western Timothy Grass Forage
On average most horses comfortably consume 2% of their body weight in dry forage per day. This equates to 20 lbs of dry forage per day for a 1000 lb horse.
- Weigh the amount of forage provided to each horse to ensure you are feeding the proper amount. This is especially important with baled and compressed forage since similar volumes of forage (a flake for example) vary in weight.
- Cut the bands on compressed bales 8 to 10 hours before feeding to allow the bale to expand to avoid overfeeding.
- Gradually replace existing hay with Standlee Premium Western Forage® over a 7-10 day period. Replace existing hay on a 1 to 1 basis with Standlee Premium Western Forage®.
- Never feed moldy or insect infested forage to horses.
- Always provide free-access to fresh, clean water.
If you have questions, please contact the nutritionists at Standlee Premium Western Forage®, or consult with your veterinarian.
Tips for Feeding Compressed Bales:
- Always feed by weight not volume.
- Feed 1.5-2.5% of body weight in forage per day. For a 1000 lb horse, that’s approximately 15-25 lbs per horse per day.
- Standlee compressed bales weigh approximately 50 lbs per bale, but will vary slightly so always weigh your horse’s forage.
- Cut bales during the previous feeding to allow for expansion and be sure bale is placed in a large tub, wheelbarrow or something of that nature to keep the forage contained.
- When you cut and remove the straps from the bale, as an example, you may count approximately 11 flakes. However in this case, after 6-12 hours of expansion, you would then count approximately 22 flakes. You haven’t magically made more hay, it has just expanded into normal flakes.
- As an example, if you count 22 flakes in the bale (number of akes may vary), you would divide 50# by 22 flakes and the flakes would average 2.27# each. Using this example, a 1000 lb horse with no other forage should consume around 15-25 pounds per day or 6 to 11 flakes per day (be sure to weigh your horse’s forage).
- Once you have become accustomed to the expansion of the bale, you will likely not need to cut the bale in advance of feeding the forage, since you will be familiar with the product.
NEVER FEED MOLDY OR INSECT INFESTED FORAGE TO HORSES.
ALWAYS PROVIDE FREE ACCESS TO FRESH CLEAN WATER