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    Is there alfalfa in my hay? Pics included!

    Hi all, so I was filling up the hay mangers this evening and I saw some pieces of hay that didn't really look like Timothy or orchard. I bought an entire bale from a local farm who assured me there was no alfalfa in this bale. It is second cut Timothy/ orchard. I did some research and the hay I am referring to looks like it could be orchard grass seed heads but I am paranoid and want to know if I should continue buying hay from this farm.

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    Re: Is there alfalfa in my hay? Pics included!

    How much of this plant is there in the bail? If there isn't much it may have just been a weed, farmers can't help the occasional weed getting into the bail. If i seed the occasional weed in my hay I will just pick it out.

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    Re: Is there alfalfa in my hay? Pics included!

    Quote Originally Posted by Soecara View Post
    How much of this plant is there in the bail? If there isn't much it may have just been a weed, farmers can't help the occasional weed getting into the bail. If i seed the occasional weed in my hay I will just pick it out.
    I'm just about through one flake of the bale and I've noticed it 4-5 times if that's any help

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    Re: Is there alfalfa in my hay? Pics included!

    I have some at home and compared it to your pics and I do not think it is alfalfa.


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