October 2022 Oat Hay Report
The 2022 Ultra Premium Oat Hay we have in stock is currently a first cut, in fact Oat Hay only gets one cutting. This is the first time we are offering the variety. This year we were able to be in the fields early and were able to get a really nice hay, we got it indoors right away and so have been able to maintain some of its color. It is absolutely beautiful hay.
Here is the report on what we have in stock:
Overall Rating: 8/10
Harvest: First cut of a field blend of Oat Hay, it was harvested in June of 2022.
Location: Northern California
Color: Yellow to Light Green
Stems/Stalks: Oat Hay has a completely different structure than our Grass Hays, it is much coarser in the sense that it has almost entirely stalks, however, the stalks are much softer, not as wirey. If the hay is allowed to fully mature in the field it will push sugars into the stalks which present themselves as a Purple/Pink hue in the stems. Your small pets will love this!
Leaves: Leaves are minimal.
Seed Heads/Flowers: Seed heads are large and abundant.
Leaf Crush: Very minimal
Summary: This year's Oat Hay is an okay example of what Oat Hay should be. The only reason it doesn't receive a 10/10 is because this is the first year we've had it and while it's good it's not perfect.