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Why would straw be more expensive than hay?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by redhen, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Not by much, but still.. Straw was $9.75 a bale and hay was $7.25...
    I would think that since hay is mainly feed for animals, that it would be more expensive.. No? [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:$7.25 a bale???? [​IMG] Ours is $14. And yes, straw is MUCH cheaper.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thats what if figured, I just thought it was weird that straw was more expensive than hay...

    *you all know that little things amuse my little brain..* [​IMG]
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Wow!! Our straw, clean and yellow, is only $3 a bale. Even the "higher priced" places only get $4.50 a bale. Geeeeeesh. If there is shipping, trucking and handling involved, it raises the price I reckon.
     
  5. Sword

    Sword Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around here, they charge tons for straw because people just get two or three as decorations for their yard, and so are willing to pay a higher price.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    There's no hay available anywhere around here right now. Our neighbor/leasee told us he is down some 600 round bales now. They got only one cutting vs. the five or six they usually get.

    Tomorrow I will be traveling north where they got a bit more rain than we did this summer. If I can find a square bale of hay for under $20 I am going to buy it and be glad to get it. I don't want to resort to straw in my nestboxes, so I really need that hay. Dang cow busted into the pumphouse and ate what I had left of a bale.
     
  7. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Wow. I pay $2.50-3 depending on where I stop for either hay or straw.
     
  8. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a bale of hay a couple weeks ago. $5, but it wasn't really good quality. I get mixed grass hay, but this looks like it was cut with a lawn mower or something. Just small scraps of grass packed together.

    straw here is $4.50
     
  9. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stray went up in price recently locally because people are buying a lot for Halloween decorating. Is it always that price for you, or is it a temporarily inflated price?
     
  10. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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