Can I get a detailed analysis of Standlee Hay Company Products?
Standlee Hay Company has a detailed analysis done on all of its forages each year. We have taken the last 5 years analysis and compiled the averages into a user friendly reference card.
Are Standlee Hay alfalfa products GMO, genetically modified or Roundup ready?
Standlee Hay Company currently does not have any GMO alfalfa in our products.
I am an individual and/or large farm, can I buy direct from Standlee Hay Company?
The Standlee Hay Company sells products in full truckload quantities to the retail feed and farm stores across the country. Individuals needing products should contact these dealers. If a large quantity is needed, our valued retailers have programs set up to either drop ship a full truckload (22 tons) or offer price breaks on volume purchases. Contact your local retailer for more information.
I am looking for a retailer in my area, how do I find one?
Standlee Hay Company has a retail finder to locate a retail dealer near you. Click on the link at the top of every page on our website that says, Find a Local Retailer and click on your state or enter your zip code and retailers within 100 miles of you will be displayed. If a retailer is not displayed within 100 miles then we currently do not have one in your area. We are adding new dealers all the time so keep checking back.
Does Standlee Hay Company offer coupons?
Standlee Hay has programs available to our retailers to offer promotions and coupons at the store level. Standlee Hay does not offer coupons to consumers, all coupons and promotions are at the sole discretion of the retailers. Our valued retailers often run specials on the Standlee line of products, so check with your dealer for any upcoming specials or promotions.
Is there molasses in the beet pulp pellets or shreds?
There is molasses in beet pulp pellets and beet pulp shreds as a by-product of the manufacturing at the sugar factory. Molasses is added to the beet pulp during the drying phase so it does not ferment. There is only a very small amount of molasses in the beet pulp pellets and shreds, about 3%. Standlee Hay Company does not add molasses to their product, it is listed on the ingredients because we are required to list ingredients by law. When considering feeding beet pulp products, look at the actual sugar content, Standlee Hay beet pulp pellets have about 7% sugar and the beet pulp shreds have about 10% of this 3% is from the molasses.
How do I feed Standlee Hay beet pulp products?
Beet pulp pellets and shreds is an excellent source of digestible fiber. For most horses, 1 lb. to 3 lbs a day would be a good choice. Hard keepers may require more. Beet pulp pellets should be soaked in water 2 parts water to 1 part pellet for 2 hours. Beet pulp shreds should be soaked 2 parts water to 1 part shreds for 30 minutes.
What are the recommended feeding instructions for a horse when feeding Standlee Hay pellets or cubes instead of hay?
Forage Pellets and cubes are just another form of hay, nothing has changed except the shape or the size of the hay forage. Always use the concept a pound of hay is a pound of hay regardless of its form. We recommend that you feed by weight and not by volume, therefore if you are feeding 10 lbs of alfalfa hay, and changing to alfalfa pellets then you should feed 10 lbs of pellets.
What is the ratio amount of Standlee Hay Company alfalfa/timothy hay cubes?
Standlee Hay Company’s alfalfa/timothy hay cubes are 60% alfalfa and 40% timothy grass hay forages.
I have an IR (insulin resistant) horse, what type of hay forage should I feed my horse?
Timothy grass hay would be a good choice, as the sugar level is low, when compared to other grass hay forages. Timothy grass hay profiles from laboratory analysis do not have wide variances when compared 1st cutting to 2nd cutting.
What type of hay forage do you recommend that I feed my horse?
All horses are not created equal, so all horses can be fed different types of hay forages. Most veterinarians will usually recommend a type of grass hay forage. Timothy grass hay is generally the most popular western grown grass hay. Other popular varieties are orchard grass, broam, Bermuda and coastal grass. Standlee Hay offers two types of grass hay, timothy and orchard.
Does Standlee Hay Company use binders or binding agents in the making of the pelleted hay forages?
All Standlee Hay Company hay forage pellets do not have any binding agents used in the making of the hay forage pellets. All pellets are 100% natural hay forage of choice.
How much do the Standlee Hay Company compressed bales of hay weigh?
The compressed bales of hay, in many types of different hay forages that you see in many feed and farm stores across the United States weigh approximately 50 lbs.
How much of the compressed bale of hay do I feed my horse, as this bale looks so much smaller than what I am used to feeding?
Bales of hay vary in size, all across the country. Hay should be fed by weight, and not by volume. Compressed bales of hay are no different. These bales should have the bands cut a few hours before feeding; this allows the hay to expand a little. Flakes then should be weighed towards what is needed or required for each individual horse.
Can I feed both baled hay forage and hay forage pellets? How much of each should I feed to my horse?
Having long stem hay is very important for a horse as it aides in the digestion process. If a person is feeding 15 lbs of long stem hay forage and wants to also feed some hay forage pellets, then simply replace what is taken away pound per pound. If you feed 15 lbs of long stem hay, take away 5 lbs of long stem hay and replace with 5 lbs of hay forage pellets. You would still be feeding 15 lbs of hay forage total.
What is Certified Noxious Weed Free Hay?
Certified hay is a term used commonly when traveling into national forests, BLM lands and national parks. Certified hay is a shortened term for “certified noxious weed free hay". States have come together and determined what weeds they deem as noxious, each states agriculture department inspects fields within their state for noxious weeds. If the filed passes inspection the field is then certified noxious weed free. When traveling to area's that require noxious weed free forage, the only proof that is required on our certified hay is a yellow band, the words NWFFS and the Idaho Department of Agricultures logo on the band. Our bagged products all have the required documentation on the upper left hand corner of the bag. Certified does not mean forages are weed free, it means they are free of "noxious" weeds. Always feed your animals noxious weed free products at least 3 days prior to traveling to areas requiring certified hay.
What is the difference between a dehydrated hay forage cube and a hay forage cube that is classified sun cured?
Dehydrated hay forage cubes are processed differently than sun cured hay forage cubes. Dehydrated cubes are made from hay forages that are grown in humid climates primarily, or areas where frequent rain showers exist. These forages are harvested before bloom and not at optimum levels. The forage is usually left in the field for 2 days, then is picked up and chopped, transported to the processing plant, dehydrated to 95% matter and then cubed. The dehydrated method does not allow for the hay forage to be baled. Sun cured hay forages uses the sun to naturally cure the hay in the field before it is baled. This process can take upwards of 5 days before baling. Once baled, the hay forage then is processed into cubes, on an as needed basis. The nutritional value is naturally protected from this curing method. Dehydrated cubes nutritional values start out high, but with additional heat from the process, lower levels are maintained to mirror the natural process of sun cured cubes. Sun cured cubes forages have optimum levels of nutrition and with less chance of mold spores. Standlee Hay Company uses the natural method of sun cured and does not use any chemical mold inhibitors to control unwanted moisture as found in the eastern humid areas of hay forage processing.