Feeding Benefits Of Mid Valley Milling Pelleted Hay

  • 100% all-natural quality sun-cured Eastern Washington hay
  • No binders are used (low-heat steam process only)
  • 8 flavors available –
    • Orchardgrass
    • Timothy
    • Orchardgrass/Timothy blend
    • Orchardgrass/Alfalfa blend
    • Timothy/Alfalfa blend
    • 12% minimum protein Alfalfa
    • 16% minimum protein Alfalfa
  • Contains no grain
  • Contains no preservatives, no fillers, no by-products of any kind, nothing artificial
  • Pelleted hay works extremely well as a forage replacer for senior horses with poor dentition or inability to chew hay or graze pasture, allowing avoidance of the high carbohydrate load of senior feeds.
  • Pelleted hay can be used as the entire diet or as a supplement to long-stemmed hay, such as local hay which may be inexpensive but can have less nutrition than hay grown in Eastern Washington. Feed the local hay as “busy-food” and supplement with the Mid Valley Milling hay pellets to boost the nutrient intake.
  • During this time of escalating hay prices and inconsistent quality of hay, feeding pelleted hay can be a significant cost savings as there is no waste, there is greater consistency, fewer pounds are fed due to the efficient feed conversion of pelleted feed.
  • Pelleted hay affords excellent body condition as there is greater utilization of the feed. Additionally, the introduction of water to the hay pellets increases the caloric potential as providing plenty of water allows easier digestion of fiber. The fiber content of the pelleted hay is the same as baled hay.
  • Feed conversion efficiency makes pelleted hay very cost effective to feed.
  • Easy to handle, transport and store- pelleted hay requires only one quarter of the storage space requirement of long-stemmed hay – one ton of pellets can be stored on one 3’ x 4’ pallet.
  • Pelleted hay has a shelf life in excess of 12 months and is not affected by storage mold like the exposed areas of baled hay can be.
  • Horses with poor dentition or chewing problems will benefit from pelleted hay - feeding pellets wet will increase caloric potential as providing plenty of water with fiber makes it easier to digest.
  • Less ground waste, therefore more cost effective and less labor intensive cleaning stalls – fewer dollars spent on manure and waste removal and disposal
  • Can be taken into national forestlands and parks as it complies with the pelleted feed exemption ruling under 36 CFR 261.50 (e) para 3 in the US Forest Service Internet Service Manual.

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For more information contact:

Linda Sterett Fogarty
Mid Valley Milling/Western Washington Division
Phone/fax 425-822-9011