Coastal is a grass hay, and is usually lower in protein than legumes. There are several different types, with Tifton 85 usually being the best for horses. Coastal is a great hay for horses with a low caloric demand.
Alfalfa is a high-fiber, fine stemmed legume hay. The quality of alfalfa protein is excellent with more than 70% of its total protein being digestible.
For the past 45 years, Berrettini Hay Company has been supplying hay to Florida direct from the growers. Before you buy your next bale, ton or pup trailer, stop by our Hwy 27 location in Ocala to see our pricing and availability of premium, quality forage.
Alfalfa cubes can reduce feed wastage and provide consistent nutrient quality. With their ease of handling, they allow the horse owner to regulate feed intake and reduce potential exposure to dust and mold. Cubes may be a choice for horses with respiratory issues. Berrettini carries Alfalfa cubes and Timothy/Alfalfa cubes in two sizes and they are all non-GMO.
Orchard Grass Hay is super soft and green. It offers 30% fiber and 10% protein making it a great staple or variety hay.
Types of Hay
First Cut Timothy Hay is a good main staple providing 29% fiber and 10% protein.
Peanut Hay is a high-quality persistent tropical forage legume which can be grazed or fed to horses, dairy and beef cattle, hogs, goats, sheep and rabbits. It can be stored as dry hay or silage and is a substitute for alfalfa.
We offer many different varieties of hay including Alfalfa, Timothy Alfalfa, Timothy, Orchard Grass, Orchard Alfalfa Mix, Peanut and Coastal Bales. We also carry Alfalfa and Timothy/Alfalfa cubes in two sizes. Large quantities of hay and cubes are available by special order. Call us for more information about ordering by the ton or pup trailer and delivery schedules.