Natural Prairie Hay

The Natural Choice.

On the Canadian Prairies farmers have been producing mixed grass legume forage since the land was broken. It remains today the predominant hay that is used in the domestic livestock industry. The mixes selected are adapted to the soil and climate of their local region. This produces better yields and feed consistency than pure strands of grass or legumes. The new large source of hay will give the export market and its suppliers an economical, stable resource.

The reason that this material was not readily available before was the high variability and the high incidence of agropyron species that exists in the mixed hay fields. Olds Agtech Industries has developed technology that solves both challenges. The system uses heat treatment that is licensed by MAFF and CFIA. This allows us to ship hay containing agropyron species of forages. This system also allows for the material to be mixed and blended. This allows us to produce a safe and homogenous blend of natural prairie hay.

 

There are many other advantages to this processing system:

  • Air washed to remove dust, mould and allergens
  • System removes heavy contaminants like rocks, metal and bones.
  • Small easy to handle bales.
  • Can be safely stacked over 7 meters high.
  • Mixed stands are not sprayed and use less fertilizer making it near organic
  • Stable quality, bale to bale and shipment to shipment
  • Economical due to purchasing most common hay type in Canada.
  • Blended to a standard grade not sorted from stacks or fields.

Common species found in Natural Prairie Hay are:
Timothy, Brome Grass, Orchard Grass and Alfalfa.

Some less common species are:
Wheat Grass, Rye Grass, Oats and Clover.

Natural Prairie Hay will contain most of the common types but will
have some of the less common varying degrees.

PREMIUM GRADE:
Premium grade will have a maximum of 10% Alfalfa.
It will have good green color with no rain or bleaching

NUMBER ONE GRADE:
Number one grade will have a maximum of 15% Alfalfa with some
bleaching.

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