What is hay?

Ag Zone, Science for Youth October 01, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

Fields of hay.

Hay is any grass that has been cut. It is often left to dry in the pasture in bales. The bales are stored in the loft or top area of a barn. If the bales are too big, farmers will stack them together and cover them with plastic to keep them fresh. The hay is then used as fodder to feed livestock during the winter months.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.