University of Maine Cooperative Extension has updated its Hay and Straw Directory, which allows sellers to list and buyers to locate feed supplies, with some resources available for the 2021 harvest.
Producers should visit the site to update or add their available products. Information on forage quality testing and feed budgeting is also available.
Maine’s hay and forage producers have continued to experience significant climatic variations over the past two years. Excessively dry conditions in parts of the state last season reduced yields and left many producers scrambling to find local hay. This year, a wet July has bothered many hay producers.
“Farmers who buy hay should align their feed sources now, to ensure an adequate supply of quality feed for the winter,” says Rick Kersbergen, professor at UMaine Extension. “Farmers should also check the nutritional quality of the hay before investing in a large feed purchase.
For more information on food resources or a list of products for sale, contact Kersbergen at 207-342-5971 or [email protected]
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