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National Hay Directory and forage information in video and article format plus national sources of hay for cattle, horses and farm livestock. Forage is an important part of a horse’s diet since horses are grazing animals and require a diet that is high in fiber. And, forages such as hay and pasture grasses are the primary source of fiber in a horse’s diet.


Hay is the most common forage fed to horses. It is important to choose high-quality hay that is free from dust, mold, and weeds. The type of hay fed to horses depends on the horse’s age, weight, and activity level. Pasture grasses are another important source of forage for horses. Accordingly, horses should have access to pasture grasses for at least 12 hours a day. It is important to ensure that the pasture grasses are free from toxic plants and that the pasture is not overgrazed.

Hay for Sale

Buy all types of hay in square bales and round bales from throughout the United States and Canada.

Hay bales that are available are Bermuda coastal hay, perennial peanut hay, Alfalfa, timothy, alfalfa/timothy, alfalfa/orchard, orchard mixes, oat hays, Bermuda hay, Tifton 44, wheat straw, fescue hay, and prairie hay.

Specialized Hay

California Bermuda, California Alfalfa, Oregon Timothy.

Perennial Peanut Hay

Perennial peanut is a high-quality forage legume which can be grazed or fed to horses, dairy and beef cattle, hogs, goats, sheep and rabbits. It can be stored as dry hay or silage and is an excellent substitute for alfalfa in southern states. Florigraze and Arbrook cultivars of perennial peanut, or rhizoma peanut, have been selected in Florida for their high yield, quality, persistence, disease resistance, and drought tolerance. Read More

Sell Hay

The hay exchanges listed below are a resource to both buy and sell hay. Sellers can list their information using the website for each exchange.

One of the most important sources of hay is the Internet Hay Exchange where hay buy and sell offers are made on a national basis. The Internet Hay Exchange offers over 10,000 hay listings annually. Hay offerings change daily and prices are subject to market conditions.

National Hay Exchanges

Hay Reports

Hay pricing reports prepared by the USDA using information gathered from hay auctions throughout the USA.

Fresh from Florida Hay Suppliers

Complete list of Florida hay sellers and phone numbers from all areas of Florida. Call the hay farm directly to confirm availability, days and hours of operation, prices, types and sizes of bales, and transportation requirements.


Hay USA Inc. specializes in long distance domestic shipping of premium horse hay by the semi load. See price charts on the website. The site offers special blends of top quality hay from the West Coast such as California Alfalfa and Oregon Timothy. Centrally located in Weatherford, Texas. Delivery is available.

National Hay Association

The National Hay Association is made up of people that are involved in the production, sale and transportation of forage products across the United States

Internet Hay Exchange

Hay for sale on top hay listing and locator website for hay sources in the United States and Canada. Over 10,000 hay for sale listings published annually.

AgriHay Exchange

The web's best place to buy and sell hay, feed and grain products and services.

Tropical Hay

Top quality Canadian hay, T/A or Alfalfa delivered with 100 bale minimum. Deliveries available in Florida including Wellington and Loxahatchee.

Hay and Feed Articles

Beef Cattle Feed, Forage and Nutrition

When feeding cattle what matters most is the nutrients that forage does not provide. Forages often must be supplemented with energy or protein to meet the nutritional needs of cattle.

Stretching Your Horses Hay Supply During Drought

Drought conditions result in poor hay and pasture production and rising feed costs. Often, horse owners are forced to find alternative feed sources to either stretch their limited hay supply, or completely replace it. Here are some ideas on how to augment your hay supplies.

Perennial Peanut Hay

Peanut hay is indeed a suitable and nutritious feed option for horses. Let’s explore why:

Safety and Similarity to Alfalfa Hay: Safe to Feed: Peanut hay is safe for horses. It closely resembles alfalfa hay in terms of nutritional value.

High RFQ (Relative Forage Quality): Peanut hay’s high RFQ makes it suitable for pasture.

Benefits: Weight Gain: It helps horses gain weight. Improved Feed Efficiency: Peanut hay enhances feed efficiency. Warmth in Winter: It keeps horses warm, especially during winter.

Nutritional Profile: Protein: Peanut hay contains 20%–23% protein, making it an excellent plant-based protein source. Fats: Rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Low Carbs: With 13%–16% carb content, it enters the bloodstream quickly without unnecessary weight gain.

Minerals and Vitamins: Peanut hay provides essential nutrients: Crude protein Phosphorus Copper Calcium Zinc Fiber (ADF and NDF) Potassium Magnesium In summary, peanut hay offers a balanced nutritional profile and can be a valuable addition to your horse’s diet.

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