This is a fabulous resource for those of you looking for feeds and hay for sale around North America on “Horse Talk”. eNeigh has not checked out these dealers, and many may by now be out of supplies. However, we have done business with two of these and they delivered on time and for the price they stated (both Montana dealers). There are areas of the country who in spite of drought conditions, produced huge volumes of dry land hay. It is possible to get hay trucked and/or place aboard trains, so if you are in a situation where you are desperate for feed, you may want to consider forming a coalition with others in similar conditions and buying a semi-load, or train carload together to save freight costs. Again, check out these dealers and ask for references so you know what you are getting.
Also, ask what cutting the hay is from; what type of hay it is, (see the feeding page on eQuine Education for types of hay), how dry were the conditions when it was cut; ask the protein content (beware feeding more than 20% protein to horses as it can cause urinary problems); ask if the hay is certified weed free, if not, how weedy or stemmy it may be. Know your feeds, and ask for a written statement of the condition of the hay to be sent to you prior to buying sight unseen. You can even ask them to overnight you a sample of the hay and certify in writing that this is the hay you would be buying!
Check out Horse Talk's "Hay" Category, and we hope you find good feed for your horses!