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Ann
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Username: Dres

Post Number: 502
Registered: 10-2000
Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 12:53 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The bailing season has begun, my grower asked my husband if he wanted a few bails of rye hay to go with our orchard/alfalfa mixed.. * rye was cheaper* , the grower said the rye was pretty rich... so my husband opted for NO.. I have run a search to find out the nutritional content of rye hay and can't find it... is it similar to orchard grass..?

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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Username: Dro

Post Number: 12728
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 8:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Ann,
Is this rye grain (Secale spp.) that was cut immature for forage or is this ryegrass (Lolium spp.)? If it is ryegrass you will find it in the article on forages, if it is the grain plant I will have to do a bit of research but I suspect it is extremely variable depending on maturity.
DrO
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Ann
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Username: Dres

Post Number: 504
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Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 10:07 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dr. O , i am guessing here , but will assume that its a ryegrass for forage, i will search the articles again.. all i found last night was orchard grass and timothy grass ...

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