Drought stricken west (Alberta) looking for hay in Ontario..I have a source
I must be out to lunch or not keeping up with the news. Didn't realize that you in the west were facing a crisis to feed your livestock.
I'm in Ontario and know a fellow who I am getting my hay from who still has 50+ BIG round bales from last year yet he wants to sell. We're already taking off teh new crop hay, so I will soon be switching over to the new. My guys usually waste some of the outside to get to the good stuff on the inside. A little dusty but no mold. All you would need to arrange is a truck. I hear they are already arranging for teh hay lotteries. I remember these from teh drought in the 90's.
My three big guys took 4-5 days to finish a bale. Here is what he has
I think it must be very localized or something, I also heard on the national news that they are talking drought and hay shortages in Alta but I have also spoken to people who have been showing in Alberta and nobody at the shows were talking about hay shortages.
And here I am worried about hay supplies because it has been too wet and too cold and the hay is slow to get going....
It is localised - there is a very dry area along the Saskatchewan/Alberta border that is bone dry - runs roughly from north of the TransCanada to south of Lloydminister, how far east and west, I am not sure. I know Kindersley-Rosetown areas are dry, and a good ways into central Alberta. There are also other small pockets of dry as well.
I have the same concerns as Mozart about hay - too wet, too cold, and it aint growing right - what is there is thick and lush but too short.
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I think if anyone is looking for hay you can go to Ontario - allot of people used older hay over the winter since we had such a rainy summer last year and it's all very dusty. I know our local farmers are dumping tons of round bales into the fields - my cats are thrilled!