Bulk Timothy hay
Our Sun cured Bulk Timothy hay grown in USA or Canada for Export is a perennial meadow grass hay that is both nutritious and flavorful.
Bulk Timothy hay is a premium feed option for a variety of feed programs for cattle and horses and can be fed regularly to satisfy appetite and maintain overall health and conditioning without excess calories and protein because of its low protein, high fiber, and high energy content make it easily digestible.
For livestock with higher protein requirements, Bulk Timothy hay is often part of a comprehensive feed program including alfalfa or other legume.
Bulk Timothy hay is highly palatable and low to moderate in protein usually testing at approximately 8%, a rich source of digestible fiber with a consistent and balanced ratio of calcium to phosphorus.
We use the USDA nutrition guideline based solely on Scientific Analysis to determine the Timothy Hay grade.
1)- Premium Horse timothy:
Generally loaded as single compressed (S/C) in a 3Tie bale from the farm, has a very good color, very little to no brown leaf, has a soft texture and has not been rained on.
2)- Super Premium Dairy Timothy:
Generally pressed and must have very good color, minimal brown leaf and has not been rained on.
Can often be similar in appearance to Premium Horse, but is sourced from a big bale.
3)- Premium Dairy Timothy:
Generally pressed and has good green color, minimal brown leaf but a little more than Super Premium and has not been rained on.
4)- Low Premium Dairy Timothy:
Generally pressed and may have slightly more brown leaf or a little green color than Premium Dairy and is usually not rained on.
5)- #1 Dairy A Timothy:
Generally pressed and will sometimes have less color or more brown leaf than Premium Dairy and Low Premium and may have taken a slight rain shower which took longer to dry in the field.
6)- #1.5 Dairy Timothy:
Generally pressed and will have additional brown leaf and less color then #1 Dairy and most likely took a shower.
7)- #2 Dairy Timothy:
Generally pressed and will not have good color and have additional brown leaf and is usually rained on.
Our core samples from multiple bales of every stack are analyzed by third-party forage analysis labs which are certified by the National Forage Testing Association.
Physical characteristics of our Timothy hay are:
It’s a Cool-season grass that grows well with a cool spring and withstands harsh winters mostly found at the base of a major mountain range, where winds coming off the mountains dry cut hay before sun bleach sets in.
Our First cutting is harvested from a weed-free field at an early stage of growth before the stem becomes larger and coarser.
It is Cut and Sun-cured in windrows where the warm winds dry the hay to a moisture level that allows for compressed baling and storage without moisture, mold and rot issues.
Our Export Bulk Timothy hay from the farmer is single Pressed either in 3-tie bales or big bales which are brought to a hay processing facility.
They are then compressed by a Hay press machine to a specific size and weight.
Our bale sizes vary from small to large as follows:
30kg, 60kg, 120kg, 350kg and 430kg
to conveniently load more hay into the sea container and reduce ocean freight costs
1)- D/C 1/2 Cut: 25-30kg (55-66lb) – 53cm x 30cm x 43cm
A modification of the D/C bale, D/C 1/2 Cut is simply one half of the size of our traditional bale.
This light bale is perfect for personalized hand feeding.
2)- Mini Bale: 33-40kg (73-88lb) – 53cm x 41cm x 43cm
A favorite of camel, sheep, and goat ranches, the D/C Mini Bale is a very efficient packaging options for both shipping and feeding.
Compressed to accommodate the same weights as the natural 3-tie bale, D/C Mini Bale offers saving in transportation costs and it can be hand fed.
3)- D/C: 50-60kg (110-132lb) – 53cm x 61cm x 43cm
This traditional, double-compressed export bale is flexible for different handling and loading styles.
It is light enough to pick up by hand but heavy enough to maximize container or trucking loads.
4)- 110kg Log: 100-120kg (220-265lb) – 58cm x 116cm x 43cm
This package type (the base unit for D/C, D/C ½ Cut, and D/C Mini bale) is consolidated in a double-compressed unit, which means efficient transportation.
Feeding with the 110kg log can be dropped off in a field, in a trough, or blended into a ration.
It’s shape ensures that multiple animals can be fed with minimal stacking and unstacking.
5)- 350kg: 350kg (772lb) – 107cm x 76cm x 112cm
The 350kg bale is a large double compressed bale available only with our Straw products and is packaged with plastic straps in place of plastic sleeves.
This bale type is best suited to large-scale feeding needs such as TMR or feed rations and is a very economical packaging option.
6)- 430kg: 430kg (948lb) – 117cm x 77cm x 121cm
The 430kg bale is a large double compressed bale best used when incorporated into TMR or feed rations for large-scale dairies.
Highly modernized dairies prefer this package because it is simple to load and unload with a forklift, saves on shipping costs, and is simple to manage.
Regardless of the type of herd you have, the 430kg is well suited to large-scale feeding needs.
7)- Mag: 430kg (948lb) – 117cm x 81cm x 122cm
The MAG bale is a flexible alternative to the 430kg bale.
This bale is double – compressed and can be sectioned off into 0, 4, 8 or 16 blocks of hay while still retaining the large sleeve.
It’s a very popular hay export packaging option and is offered in either 4, 8, or 16-cut configurations.
By offering 1 or 3 additional cuts, end-users appreciate the ease of handling when formulating mixed rations for their herds.
The cut configurations are as follows:
A – 4 cut (normal, no additional cuts)
B – 8 cut (one additional vertical cut)
C – 16 cut (two additional horizontal cuts)
Forklifts are required to move this product, but flaking the bale makes it flexible for hand feeding.