Straw can be used as animal bedding, lawn decorations and new lawn seed covering. It is not recommended to use straw as an equine bedding, as horses may eat it, causing digestive problems. All Standlee Hay straw is either barley or wheat and is of premium quality and noxious weed free. Standlee Hay Company straw bales are easy to handle and convenient for storing. Straw bales weigh approximately 50 pounds each.