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Teff Grass Hay is becoming popular - What is it?

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Jan 03, 2018

At Farm Tender we seem to be selling alot of Teff seed right now with the view of making hay. Here is a bit more about Teff Grass Hay.

The New Low Carbohydrate Hay for Horses Teff is considered a premium hay for a wide range of livestock including dairy, beef, sheep and horses. The “soft forage” is very palatable and readily consumed as dry hay, silage or pasture by livestock.

Teff is a premium hay alternative for a wide range of livestock including dairy, beef, sheep, and horses. Its quality comparison to timothy hay has made it a popular choice for horse owners. Recent horse feeding studies conducted by Pennsylvania State has demonstrated that Tiffany Teff would be a good choice for horse owners looking for relatively low non-structural carbohydrate hay (W.B.Staniar et al., Penn State Univ.)
Protein content of Teff hay ranges from 12 to17% depending on the growth stage or maturity.

Teff hay is high in calcium as well as phosphorus, iron, copper, aluminium, barium, and thiamine. Potassium levels have been reported in some hays in the 2.5 to 3.0% range. Nitrate and nitrite content is low under n...
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