Crabgrass Hay

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  1. ozark_jewels

    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had a hay/goat guy tell me that would milk very well on crabgrass hay. I have never fed or even seen crabgrass hay so does anyone else have any knowledge about it?? He was selling it, so I would like some impartial info... :eek:
     
  2. travis91

    travis91 Formerly 4animals.

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    do you mean bermuda grass??
     

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    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nope. It is Crabgrass ....I have fed Brome, Orchargrass, fescue and a few other types but no crabgrass....
     
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    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    While Crabgrass is A bane to gardeners It Is A very good forage for livestock, I think It was in Feeds And Fedding ,That it was listed as such, I Do know that There were articles in The Grass Farmer Stockman Mag. out of Mississippi that tells about it...
     
  5. ozark_jewels

    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, that is what I am finding out from other sources.....According to this link its a great forage and hay grass if used at the proper stages. http://tinyurl.com/avs4k
    I always thought it was a weed. I would certainly buy just a couple bales to try before getting a whole load..... ;) Thanks!
     
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    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I often wonder if people relize A lot of what is considered weeds. Makes A great forage if used right.
     
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    chrisntiff Well-Known Member

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    Generally a weed is a plant you don't want in a certain area, not any specific types of plants. I've been told the best hay for goats is that weedy hay mix. It is usually a bit cheaper and the goats really love those leafy weeds.
    Chris